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The Happiness Effect - Positive Mood, Negative Ions

Updated: Jan 18

As you pull up onto the beach after a Kayak Fitness session with a large smile on your face, you will almost certainly notice your positive frame of mind, and it seems that there is a scientific reason for this. Floating in the air near the sea are molecules that have been charged with electricity, called Negative Ions.

Though their name may be somewhat misleading, studies have shown that when we are exposed to negative ions, there are many benefits for us.

Studies over the last century have found evidence that negative ions could:

· help regulate sleep patterns and mood

  • reduce stress and increase feelings of wellbeing

  • boost immune system function

  • increase metabolism of carbs and fats

  • kill or inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold species, such as E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and the bacterium that causes tuberculosis

And if the negative ions don’t make you happy, the other health benefits of this form of exercise surely will. The sunshine will bestow you with Vitamin D for immunity, bone strength, feelings of wellbeing and perhaps even aid with weight loss.

Kayak Fitness will utilize both your upper body with a 5-6 km paddle, balanced with a light-hearted lower body beach workout for the fun. All joint and pelvic floor friendly.

If you are looking for one of the happiest and prettiest workouts on the planet, it is right here in Manly, with a new sunset session beginning next week!

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