Alignment is the key to health.
One aspect of many people’s lives that is out of alignment is their sleep and wake patterns. These patterns co-ordinate hormonal secretions that determine your overall health and recovery!
By resetting your circadian body clock, you will have deeper sleep, wake up more refreshed, have better midday energy, mental clarity, and natural weight loss.
Sleep related problems are often caused by little exposure to natural sunlight – which is the ideal frequency for health compared to artifical lighting. We are photo-sensitive beings – our eyes, skin and brain respond directly to light.
Exposure to natural sunlight is critical at specific times of the day. In the morning sunlight increases cortisol (to get us up and moving) and midday increases serotonin (to increase our mood and set us up for a good night’s sleep) and produces vitamin D.
Ideally a minimum 20-30 minutes of sunlight per day is essential for great health – best on waking and the middle of the day.
So a simple solution is to,
- incorporate the outdoors in your morning routine
- eat lunch outdoors
- get outside during the day
- walk to or from work or at least part of the way outdoors
- catch a sunrise or a sunset regularly
One of the greatest detriments to a person’s health is a poor rest and recovery routine.
You cannot medicate you way out of bad lifestyle habits.
Make it a priority to get into good habits to support your health.