Dodge brain drain

by catch­ing some rays!

Woman's World - - Health News -

One rea­son we feel like climb­ing back in bed by mid­morn­ing on dreary days: A gland in the brain (the pineal) pro­duces the sleep hor­mone mela­tonin overnight but has trou­ble shut­ting off pro­duc­tion if we don’t see sun­shine shortly after wak­ing. The an­ti­dote: a five-minute break out­doors (the per­fect ex­cuse to en­joy the crisp fall weather)! Re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Texas Health Sci­ence Cen­ter at Hous­ton found that even brief ex­po­sure to UV light re­sets the pineal gland, revving alert­ness by 35% for two hours!

AND TRY SKIPPING!

Amaz­ing en­ergy is just a hop, skip and jump away, lit­er­ally! A San Fran­cisco State Univer­sity study re­vealed there’s no need to hit the gym— sim­ply skipping for three min­utes raises your heart rate enough to make you feel up to 56% more en­er­getic.

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