After more than a year of quarantine, asking and vaccinating, we are all ready to get back into our daily routines, but what is the cost? When we go back to commuting in traffic, back & forth to work, returning to socializing, our natural stress levels increase. You know, the kind that causes anxiety, forgetfulness, fatigue, insomnia and physical muscle & joint pain. Oxidative stress occurs and affects our immune system, emotional state and physical performance.
What is oxidative stress
Oxidation is a natural and normal metabolic process in your body. Oxidation is created when your body produces energy. In the process of making energy, the body creates free radicals that combats healthy body cells and causes inflammation on tissue and organs.
Oxidative stress emerges when an imbalance exists between free radical formation and the capability of cells to clear them, (NCBI). An overload of free radicals is dangerous because it leads to oxidative stress, which accelerates the aging process and may contribute to the development of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Activities that contribute to your body to have excess free radicals are:
Ozone & air pollution
Certain pesticides and cleaners
High sugar, fat, oily or salty foods
Lack of antioxidants
It’s unfortunate that in today’s fast-paced society, there are a lot of environmental factors that contribute to producing a high level of free radicals. Luckily, our bodies have their own natural combatants of free radicals, that are called antioxidants. A Lot of the foods that we eat and supplements that we take have natural antioxidants, including:
Though antioxidants are easily accessible and are already a part of our general diet, there are many factors that contribute to the imbalance of oxidants vs antioxidants such as the stress related to post-quarantine life, the increased workload and stress on our bodies, anxiety, sleep deprivation that affects our mind.
Here are ways to help reduce the amount of oxidative stress:
Get 8 hours of sleep daily
Exercising regularly, staying fit
Consume a low-inflammatory diet
Reducing exposure to pollution and chemicals
Incorporating red light therapy into your weekly routine
Red Light Therapy
Red light and near-infrared lights were first introduced back in the 1970s as “Phototherapy” in Eastern Europe and NASA administered it to astronauts. Treatments were given to help relieve “chronic pain, arthritis, joint rehabilitation and soft-tissue injuries” (Dunbar). Over the years, laser & LED technology has advanced to deliver light waves for deep mitochondrial healing, even penetrating into bones.
In essence humans are like plants, we need light to survive and produce energy. The sun provides us with specific wavelengths that encourage ATP production which activates our metabolic energy process. This bodily reaction to specific wavelengths of light allows us to heal faster, improve sleep, increase circulation, boost our immune system and reduce fatigue. As we return to work, many of us will be cooped up inside our offices with minimal exposure to natural light.
With the help of Prism Light Pod, you can get rejuvenated and refreshed within 15 minutes. Prism Light Pod designs and manufactures full-body red light pods with industrial grade red & near-infrared LEDs administering healthy wavelengths of red light closest to the body with the deepest light wave penetration for maximum healing. It speeds your natural body’s healing process by 4-10 times faster, penetrating muscle, tissues, nerves, body cells and eliminating oxidative stress. It also has healing effects on skin conditions including but not limited to wrinkles, skin tone, eczema, acne and relieving stretch marks and scarring.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about benefiting from whole-body red light therapy to keep you and your clients healthy as they begin to re-enter life in a post-quarantine world.