5 Surprising Ways That Working Out Is Good For You

Friday, 9 July 2021

We all know that regular exercise is good for you but did you know it can affect your body in some surprising ways? It is all to do with oxygen flow and how it affects the whole body. Here are some of the lesser known benefits to regular exercise. 



Skin

Working out increases the blood flow in the body, and this in turn gets more oxygen to the skin. This increase can also help flush toxins away from the skin to give a radiant glow. With this boost in complexion, new skin cells are generated which assists in the reduction of the appearance of aging. In recent studies, it has been shown that doing around 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day can help turn back the clock on your skin. 


Teeth and Gums

It shouldn't be surprising that our oral health can be affected by the exercise that we do. Unfortunately, the negative aspects tend to be focused on rather than the benefits. For example, people who have never smoked and exercised regularly were 54% less likely to develop gum disease than other non-smokers. Wahroonga Dental suggests having regular dental check ups to make sure that the exercise you do is benefiting your oral health. 


Improve Brain Function

There has been a lot of talk recently about how exercise can affect our brain functions and improve them for the better. Brain function is dependent on the oxygen flow to the brain, so the better the flow, the more oxygen the brain gets to work with. This increase of oxygen is necessary to help new cells grow and creates an environment to increase brain plasticity. The best thing about all of these benefits is that they are not limited by age, so it is never too late to start exercising for your brain. 



Better Sleep

Sleeping better is getting harder in these times for many reasons. Stress, screen time, and age can affect our sleep. As wonderful as yoga is, it is more vigorous exercise that can give the best benefits to a great night's sleep. Because exercise has been shown to improve your brain health by releasing hormones, these hormones are also necessary to fall asleep quickly and sleep deeper. But don't exercise too close to bedtime as the body needs time to wind down and exercising too close to bedtime can keep you awake. 


Increase Your Lifespan

Who wants to live longer? We will take guess and assume that most people answered 'yes' to that question. But people don't want to live longer, they want to live a healthy long life. Regular exercise can help reduce your risk for many different diseases which can affect your quality of life. However, regular exercise can help increase your overall lifespan. It has been shown that 150 minutes of exercise a week can help increase a person's lifespan by seven years. And, you don't need a fancy gym membership to complete your minutes, even a brisk walk can have amazing benefits. 


Now that you know some of the surprising benefits of exercise, what's going to motivate you to get moving? Do you have a favourite workout? Share it in the comments below!


And until next time...

Stay Curious!

Top 4 Things To Do Around Alice Springs

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

 Are you in the spirit for a memorable adventure but don't know where to go? Well then, you've come to the right place! If you are a free-spirited, adventure-seeking, curious soul, tours of Uluru and the Australian Outback are just what you need!


It is highly recommended that you take at least 1 full day to venture about and explore the magical and spiritual beauty of Uluru and another 2-3 days to experience the richness of Alice Springs. 


Where to begin?


Known as the Aboriginal Art capital of Central Australia, Alice Springs is home to many local Aboriginal art galleries and, of course, the world-renowned Uluru. Famous for its thriving and spirited rich culture, locals, and history, Alice Springs is certainly one destination worth ticking off your bucket list. So what should you do when you're in Alice Springs?


1. Visit the Wonders of Uluru

Located about 350kms from Alice Springs lies Uluru an impressive, mind-blowing sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory.


Uluru is believed to be around 550 million years old, and is incredibly sacred to the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu people. According to Australian Indigenous cultural beliefs, Uluru was created at the very beginning of time. 


There are various tours of Uluru and the Australian Outback to choose from. You can decide to take a 1-day tour to Uluru or even a 2-day luxury tour. From sunrise tours, sacred sites tours to a gorgeous sunset tour! Gazing upon this magical and spiritual wonder is most definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Be sure not to miss it!



After your memorable trip to Uluru, the fun and excitement do not stop there. Alice Springs has so much more to offer. There are plenty of things to see, places to explore, and great adventures to experience while on your journey.


2. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Gaze at the beautiful sunrise greeting you from over the mesmerizing Outback. Watch in awe as kangaroos, camels, and brumbies wander far below before touching down back on the green earth. 



3. Visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary

Just outside Alice Springs lies the wonderful and heartwarming Kangaroo Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is known for rescuing little orphaned joeys. Here you can experience the once in a lifetime chance to feed and snuggle the little roos. 


4. Take a Camel Tour

Located 15 minutes from Alice Springs in the picturesque valley alongside West MacDonnell Ranges, go and treat yourself to a legendary, relaxing, and peaceful camel ride. Venture with these magnificent gentle giants as you stroll the grounds while their silhouettes reflect on the sandy terrains with the backdrop of the wonderful West MacDonnell Ranges. 


5. Mingle with the Locals

Last but certainly not least, get to know the locals. This way your trip becomes that much better. You'll be able to entrench yourself in local culture all whilst making new friends!


Have you ever traveller around the Outback or visited Uluru? Share your stories in the comments below!


And until next time...

Stay Curious!

Where to Sleep on a Road Trip

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Planning a multi-day road trip? It’s important to consider where you will be sleeping along the way. Below are just some of the different options to consider - and how to make each one work for you.


Three Ways You Can Take Better Care of Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Monday, 7 June 2021

It is essential for us to find ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing. It’s something that many forget to watch. Doing this should be part of a healthy lifestyle and included daily.

We are all different, this means that what works for one person won’t necessarily work for the next. It can make it difficult to find the right things that help you as an individual. For some Bluesky Psychology may be the support they need, for others going for a daily walk could be enough to allow them time to reflect.