Hey, you guys came back Welcome to another episode of bro science bullshit, where I'm going to try to give you hopefully the science behind the things you want to know. So you don't have to sift through all the bullshit and get all confused. I'm your man, the people's coach, Adam. And today I want to speak about feelings, buckling your seatbelts, um, specifically.
Anxious feelings, um, feelings, depressed feelings, uh, feelings of being scared, fearful, vigilant, things like that. Now, what I'm talking about here is going to be different than being actually, um, diagnosed with anxiety or being diagnosed with depression. This is something that we feel more acute. We might feel, you know, over the course of a few weeks, um, we feel it.
Sometimes these feelings when we'll wake up in the morning, you wake up and immediately when you wake up, you feel. Very panicked, very fearful, anxious, um, or maybe even just kind of deal with it through at certain times, kind of throughout the day. Or maybe there's even something that triggers during the day that makes you feel like this.
So what kind of things can you do to help lower or maybe even alleviate these feelings that are actually scientific backed? And how are these things even helping you? So one of the first things that we can do to help alleviate the feelings of. The, the anxiousness, the, the fear, all that is going to be walking.
So if you're somebody who wakes up with these feelings, getting up and taking a morning walk, you know, within the first, hopefully 30 minutes of your day, before you start your day can significantly improve your neurology and bring down those feelings. Now, this isn't just in the morning that we can take a hold of this.
The morning has other benefits and I'll talk about that, but you can utilize this at any time throughout the day. You could utilize it, you know, after lunch, you utilize it at night, whenever you want, but going out on a walk, when you're feeling this and going outside, not inside, but going outside and going for a walk is going to significantly lower the feelings of anxiety.
Panic, yada, yada, yada, and significantly increase good feelings. So feelings of being happy feelings of, you know, being more alert, but not being anxiously alert or so alert that you feel like you can't control it. Um, so you kind of almost balance these systems out now, the way this works is that when we're walking forward, we experience what's called optic flow.
Now, optic flow is a pretty dope thing. Um, and I want you to picture it like this. So as you're walking outside, you're. Passing by trees and houses and cars and buildings and all these things that are, you know, surround you. It's a very vast, very big area. You know, there's things upon things upon things, um, behind it, including the sky, all of that.
So you have this big, vast area. Now, as you walk outside, your eyes are going to bounce left to right. So they're going to kind of do this as we walk. And that movement from left to right is what we call optic flow. Now, If you're walking to the hallway at home or at your office or, you know, walking through your office, whatever it is, you're still going to experience optive optic flow, but you're not going to experience it to the same degree because you're not near in near as big of a place.
So think of it as like watching your favorite movie on that, uh, big ass, um, sphere they have in Las Vegas where they, you know, have all the cool lights and stuff. So imagine going inside that and watching your favorite movie, that would be. The equivalent of when you go outside and go for these walks, as opposed to when you're inside doing this, watching your favorite movie on your phone, the experience, the thrill, the everything that you feel from that movie is going to be significantly different.
If you watch it in that big one, as opposed to just watching it on your phone. And so that's kind of the way to think about, um, the different degrees of optic flow we get. So getting outside, walking, creating optic flow is going to be one of the first protocols you can utilize. To help kind of lower these feelings now, if we can do this in the morning, getting that beginning portion of the day, sunlight is also going to be super crucial because sunlight as a whole.
Um, but even morning sunlight, more so morning sunlight, it's going to help us produce more of these chemicals we need to produce in the morning. It's going to set our circadian rhythm. And a lot of times when we're feeling these feelings of. Panic and stuff like that in the morning a lot of times We also see that circadian rhythm is off also because we're not we're not getting this boost of serotonin dopamine Cortisol in the morning and all of these make us feel alert.
They make us feel good. They make us feel motivated and we're not getting that surge in the morning. So if you're getting outside and walking and experiencing optic flow and then getting those photons from the sun, then that's going to help release more feel good chemicals out of the brain. Like I said, dopamine, serotonin, cortisol, um, motivation.
Get your ass going, uh, chemicals, we're going to produce those and we can start timing those to be produced earlier. And we want those chemicals to be produced as early as possible after waking up. So not just as early as possible in the day, but just as early as possible after waking up so that we can start filling these.
All right. So, so far we have going out for a walk. If we can do it in the daytime, like earlier in the daytime to set the circadian rhythm, get those early, get that early sunlight, that's huge. The other portion is you're going to get vitamin D from the sun. Now, vitamin D is huge. Cause there's so many vitamin D helps out with metabolism.
It helps out with mood regulation. It helps out with so much. So just getting that vitamin D from the sun is also going to be another protocol you can utilize. While you're going on these walks to help kind of boost mood now, keep in mind. These are all scientifically back So there's papers that show all of these studies done and the improvement that People have seen now.
Let me put out there. This is not going to get rid of anxiety and depression It's not gonna do that. Okay, what it will help with is Lowering it taking the edge off and or somebody who's just maybe in the moment just feels overly Panicked, anxious, whatever going out on a walk will help bring that down and help bring up a lot of those feel good chemicals to kind of balance us out and give us a chance to kind of get back on track.
So to say, so go out for your walks. If you can do it in the morning, get them done in the morning time. If you can. When you do these, the other important thing, let me put this shit out there real quick. So the other important thing is wearing sunglasses will defeat all the purpose, except for getting vitamin D because we can get vitamin D through the skin.
All of these other benefits have to be from getting sunlight through the eyes. Now you can go for a walk. You'll still get the optic flow, the bouncing left to right. But you won't get those other benefits from the sun. And those are huge benefits. So don't miss out on that. So, you know, during these times, you don't want to wear sunglasses.
You want to make sure that light is reflecting, you're getting light reflection into the eyes, um, so that our brains can then start producing these, um, neurons and hormones to help us feel better. And like I said, alleviates these feelings of anxiousness and. You know fear and all that other good stuff that comes with it All right, guys, so I hope this protocol helps you give it a try If you try it out and it helps leave it in the comments I want to know about it other than they you bunch of damn nerds.
I hope you guys have a great day