Daily Dose of Daylight
Shanghai, 14th November 2009
I would like to promote the 3D’s today… your Daily Daylight Dose. Did you have yours? Since more than a year now I have taken the habit of starting the day with a brisk 30 minutes morning walk, come rain or shine. While it initially started as a fitness exercise I have come to realize that my morning walks are more than that. It is obvious now that the daily exposure to daylight has far greater impact than energy burning only. Several key note speakers at PLDC have demonstrated how important it is that we are exposed to the qualities of daylight. Certainly considering that we spend so much time indoors! I find that my early morning walks (sometimes at sunrise) gives you something like fresh new energy and motivation for the day! It sorts of reconnects you with life. It is also a good time to reflect and think of the day ahead. Because I travel a lot my walks are very varied. Today I walked the busy streets of Shanghai; a week ago I was walking Maroubra Beach in Sydney… The other thing noticeable is that every city, every country has their own type of daylight in terms of colour and intensity. The daylight in Shanghai is definitely different than in Singapore or Sydney. Add to that the smell (and various degrees of pollution…) and you will appreciate that each day, each walk, can be a stimulating and healthy experience in many ways. Try your DDD tomorrow and let me know!