Sniff a Waterfall: It Will Do You good (Video)
Sniff away those winter blues. Take a hike along a stream, inhale a snootful of those negative ions and fill your lungs with biochemical bliss.
Its science, folks.
Today, as we shout our support of science and decry the corrupt politicians who deny it, we should all take a walk in nature and sniff some negative ions.
Ions are air molecules that break apart in moving water. Negative ones chill out to a negative state. Once they reach our bloodstream, they increase oxygen and the mood-upping hormone serotonin, relieving stress, boosting energy and helping to alleviate depression.
We took a walk in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, where we filmed this mood-enhancing stream and waterfall.
A note to science-denying politicians: If it is not possible for you take a hike next to a waterfall this weekend, a cold shower can have a lesser but similar effect.