Air is the most essential element needed to sustain life. The strength of the system is, to a great degree, dependent upon the amount of pure, fresh air (oxygen) that the body receives. Cells begin to die within three (3) minutes if they don't receive adequate oxygen.
What is it exactly about fresh air that makes us feel so great? Well, there's a whole lot; the physical and mental benefits are vast and important. Below are a few benefits of fresh air to the human body system:
• Good for quick and easy digestion
• Improves blood pressure and heart rate
• Strengthens the immune system
• Helps to produce more energy
• Improves the brain for a sharper mind and better concentration
• Helps you sleep more soundly at night
• Cleans out the lungs and helps the body get rid of accumulated impurities
The natural freshness of air is destroyed by tobacco smoke, city smog, re-circulating air in buildings, improper ventilation, exhaust, and many other pollutants. Lack of fresh air sometimes results in lack of oxygen to the brain. Side effects include fatigue, drowsiness, depression, dullness of mind and irritability.
In Elementary Science at school, we learned how trees and plants take carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, which humans need to breathe. Quality fresh air can be found in abundance around natural outdoor environments, seashores and beaches. Getting outdoors should not be a chore, but a privilege that ought to be enjoyed. You can take advantage of the natural fresh air supply in the outdoor environment by encouraging the kids to play outdoors, growing a garden, taking walks on the road rather than the treadmill, opening the windows for cross ventilation instead of using air conditioners, etc.
Fresh air produces a healthy mind, clean lungs, and a calmer constitution. So, take the time to breathe freely the revitalizing and invigorating fresh air created by nature for your benefit!