The ions surround us at this moment and, whether we are aware of them or not, they are very likely to affect our way of feeling and possibly our health.
Physics tells us that positive ions are atoms or molecules that have lost one or more electrons, so they lack electrons. Negative ions, on the other hand, have gained one or more electrons through atmospheric forces or environmental influences.
It has been proven that positive ions have a negative effect on the body. This is particularly the case with the lungs and respiratory tract, the immune system can also be affected. This is because the positive ions are so small that they can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream from the air we breathe. The air conditioning systems of offices, factories and shopping centers, computer equipment, fluorescent and electrical lights are powerful positive ion generators. Printers and photocopiers are especially bad.In our homes, fluorescent lighting and electrical equipment, such as televisions and clothes dryers, generate large quantities of positive ions, as do carpet, curtain and upholstery fibers. Hair dryers for women are also a particularly strong source.
The negatively charged ions are the opposite of positive ions and have the opposite effect directly. In nature we have a delicate balance between negative and positive ions. Although they are called negative, negative ions have many positive health benefits and, in general, they are capable of creating positive emotional states. They have a positive effect on blood pressure, improve the function of the cardiovascular system, increase the alkaline environment of the organism, accelerates physical recovery, strengthens bones and improves the respiratory and nervous system. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless and invisible molecules that we inhale abundantly in nature. Once they reach our bloodstream, it is believed that negative ions produce biochemical reactions that increase the levels of chemical mood serotonin, helping to relieve depression, relieving stress and increasing our energy during the day. Therefore, a very simple way to fill with negative ions (as well as daily exercise) is to walk briskly along the beach while both arms swing and breathe deeply the healing air of the sea.
In the natural world, negative ions exist in large amounts especially in forests, parks, mountains, on the beach, springs and more intensely close to waterfalls. This is a good part of the reason why we generally feel so good in these places and find it difficult to be tired or depressed. Plants naturally emit negative ions. The most powerful demonstration of the energizing and cooling effects of negatively charged ions can be tested in the air after a thunderstorm.
It has been found that negative ions help to eliminate pollen, dust and similar agents from the air: everything that we can not see with the naked eye.
Negative ions not only influence the health and life of people but also exert an important influence on the health and growth of plants and animals.
So, if you can take advantage of the day and find a way to recharge in nature this season, run, don't walk and do it!