ANY OLD IONS?
Aside from the natural beauty of flowing water cascading over rocks in a fury of foam and spray, believe it or not there’s a scientific reason why waterfalls and rivers make us feel good: ■egative io■s.
Nature creates these odourless, tasteless, and invisible mood-lifters when air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air and water. The air circulating around a mountain waterfall is believed (the science is a little fuzzy) to contain tens of thousands of negative ions. We inhale these and when they reach our bloodstream they are said (like I said, slightly fuzzy) to produce biochemical reactions that can help to alleviate depression, relieve stress and boost energy.