Take the Time to Breathe Freely! Oxygen Causes the Body to Be stronger Healthier
Air is the most essential element needed to sustain life. The strength of the system is, in a great degree, dependent upon the amount of pure, fresh air breathed.
How can oxygen, which is vital for life, help us to regain and retain our health?
The body is made up of cells. Cells in turn make up tissues and tissues in turn make up the organs of the body. Every function carried on by the body is directly related to the life of the cells. Cells need four things to live and function properly. These essentials are oxygen, water, nutrients and cleansing.
- Without oxygen the cells die in 3 minutes.
- Without water the cells die in a few days.
- Without nutrients, the cells die in a few weeks.
- Their own wastes must be removed promptly or death will result in a matter of minutes or at the most hours.
Oxygen is one chemical essential for the cells to create energy.
This chemical reaction necessary to create energy leaves a carbon dioxide waste residue in the cell. This waste must be removed to ensure healthy cells. The benefits that are received from having a constant supply of pure, fresh air are:
- Fresh air purifies the blood, imparts to it a bright color, and sends the blood, a life-giving current, to every part of the body.
- Air soothes the nerves, stimulates appetite, helps digestion, and induces sound, refreshing sleep.
- Air invigorates the vital organs and aids the system in getting rid of an accumulation of impurities.
- Pure air brings life to the skin, as for a lack of air the skin nearly dies.
- Air has a decided influence on the mind, imparting a degree of composure and serenity.
- Fresh air, especially when we exercise, will stimulate our appetite, and greatly aid and improve digestion of food.
- Exercises performed outdoors in fresh air offer increased aerobic benefits. Taking in more clean air helps improve our breathing technique. Better technique increases stamina. More oxygen to the muscles reduces the lactic acid build-up in the muscles which leads to cramping.
- Oxygen electrifies the whole system, causes the body to be strong and healthy, and will refresh the system.
- Oxygen is used for cell metabolism, and as we exhale, carbon dioxide (cellular waste) is breathed out.
- Oxygen has negative ions that are useful in giving electrical energy to the body, especially the nervous system. This will give us a sense of well-being, serenity, and composure.
- Oxygen kills bacteria as it strengthens the immune system. When the white blood cells are called upon by the immune system to destroy germs, bacteria and viruses, they need much more oxygen than normal.
Some specific problems that are greatly benefited by having an abundance of fresh air are:
- Lung disease
One of the best ways to receive the benefits from fresh air is to go out into the open air and exercise by walking or gardening. This enables the lungs to expand and be filled with the negatively charged oxygen molecules.
Is Your Body Getting All of the Clean, Fresh Air It Needs?
In the beginning the air was made up of possibly as high as 32% to 34% oxygen. Today it is down to nearly half that figure at somewhere around 18%. In large cities on a hot summer day, the oxygen level can be as low as 8%
Our lungs love to breathe delicious fresh air as it revitalizes our minds and bodies. Unfortunately, most of us don’t get the optimal amount of fresh air needed. When the same air is breathed several times a day, as when many people are in a confined area, it loses its vitality, and impurities may be inhaled repeatedly.
Our work places, home, and sleeping areas should be well ventilated with fresh air. Fresh air is chemically different than the re-circulated indoor air that most people breathe. High quality fresh air is actually electrified – the oxygen molecule is negatively charged.
Oxygen is a very important component of life. Fresh air is a free gift that we need to breathe liberally. Research shows that fresh air “helps keep our moods buoyant and positive.” Interaction with nature:
- Reduces depression
- Promotes healing
- Sparks creativity
It even increases life expectancy by about 15 percent over 5 years, according to one Japanese study.
Good quality air can be found in abundance around natural outdoor environments, seashore and beaches. Fresh air produces a healthy mind, clean lungs, and a calmer constitution when we actively use it. Getting outdoors should not be a chore, but a privilege. Enjoy the earth, and get your dose of fresh air.
Destroyers of Fresh Air
The natural freshness of air is destroyed by tobacco smoke, city smog, re-circulating air in buildings, improper ventilation, exhaust, and many other pollutants. Some of the bad side affects from a lack of fresh air are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, and they are as follows:
- Dullness of mind
Take the time to breathe freely the revitalizing, invigorating fresh air created by nature for your benefit!