Move Outdoors

By Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison

It’s frustrating to watch obese people suffer in the gym and receive absolutely no benefit. Eventually they give up. It doesn’t have to be like this. In fact, if they learn how to use one miracle substance properly, they could go to the gym less and have a lot more to show for it – including mega fat loss and lean, sexy muscle.

That miracle substance is sunshine! Proper sun exposure plays a crucial role in ensuring that your body responds to exercise. It helps by increasing insulin sensitivity. The primary mechanism involved is the production of a neuropeptide known as MSH – melanocyte stimulating hormone – and vitamin D. Combined, these “youthanizing” biochemicals help to lower levels of the fat storing hormone insulin. And sunshine is the only thing that can force our bodies to produce them in the right quantity and ratio.

Lowering insulin during exercise also guarantees a boost in age-defying hormones known as human growth hormone, testosterone, and IGF-1. Without sunshine, you could be wasting valuable time in the gym due to high insulin levels. Going to the gym with high insulin would be like trying to fight cancer while being exposed to Agent Orange. Insulin inhibits the release of age-defying hormones as well as our fat burning compounds known as catecholamines.

Proper sun exposure simply means that you expose 80% of your body to direct sunlight for 20 to 40 minutes every other day. Make this happen and you’ll enjoy rewarding workouts met with fat loss and muscle gain.

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