We all know that fresh air is good for you and your health, but how exactly does it affect your body? Here are five intriguing facts about fresh air:
You get stronger bones
Being out in the fresh air and sun you get a good dose of vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. According to Global Healing Center, this vitamin plays an important role in the strength of your bones, “the prevention of chronic diseases and the protection and lubrication of your teeth and hair”. It also promotes healthy cells and reduces swelling in your body. Another way you can get Vitamin D is from the consumption of fish such as sardines, tuna and salmon, or eggs and mushrooms.
You lose weight
Being out in fresh air means that you are doing some sort of activity, like walking, jogging, biking, walking the dog, doing work in the yard, etc. By doing daily activities in fresh air you become more active and lose weight.
You have more energy
The more movement you make, the more energy you get. If you noticed, whenever you are out in nature you feel like you can accomplish just about anything and can’t wait to get work done when you get back inside. If you are lethargic walk outside for a boost of energy.
You clean your lungs
These days people spend most of their day indoors, whether is at work in an office or at home. Unfortunately, the air you breathe indoors is not always quality air due to problems in the crawlspace, chemicals in the furniture, high humidity, etc. Make it a daily habit to walk outside to get some fresh air in your system and clean your lungs.
You are happier
Fresh air can make you happier. Even a walk in the park can make you feel better. Breathing clean air can help change your attitude toward life and its problems. So, if you are ever involved in an argument, walk outside and walk it off. It eases your mind and helps you enjoy life better.
Feeling depressed and overwhelmed? Give yourself a much needed fresh air therapy.
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