The world we live in today is streaming with Positive ions. But this saturation of positive ions due to the ever developing electronics in our homes and offices, the radiation we are exposed to on a daily basis and the chemical and pollution our bodies come in contact with, is actually not a positive thing. This abundance of positive ions contributes to an imbalance of the acid-alkaline levels within our bodies, thus contributing to free radicals which are believed to advance aging and the development of cancer.
Negative ions are said to cause biochemical reactions within our bodies, stimulating our immune system, the release of serotonin and increasing alpha brain waves. There are an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 negative ions to each cubic centimetre of fresh air; whereas there can be less than 100 in polluted city air. The amazing thing about the ocean, waterfalls and even just taking a shower, is that the force behind the falling water causes splitting of neutral air molecules causing the freeing of electrons which attach to other molecules creating a negative charge. Simply put, swimming in the ocean waves or enjoying a refreshing waterfall is of great benefit to your health!
Many have relocated to Costa Rica because they are in need of a lifestyle change. The only way to decrease our exposure to positive ions is to remove ourselves from the contributing factors and expose our bodies to negative ions. The ocean is teaming with negative ions. The air is full of negative ions after a lighting storm. The negative ions resulting from cascading waterfalls not only refresh your body, it refreshes your mind. Plus living away from the pollution of the city, away from electronic driven society, will already decrease the intake of positive ions into your lungs and mind. If you ever wanted a creative justification for retiring in Costa Rica, this is it! Surfing the churning waves or swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, this is the key to unlock better emotional and physical well being!