Welcome to October … beginning of the next challenge, “Air1,000” which encourages you to get 1000 active minutes of fresh air for the month.
6 Health Benefits of Fresh Air
Fresh air is good for digestion:
It helps you to digest food more effectively. That is why it’s great to take a small walk outside after you eat. From all the health benefits of fresh air, this one is really important if you are trying to lose weight.
Improves your blood pressure and heart rate:
If you have a problem with blood pressure, you should avoid polluted environments and try to stay in surroundings that have a good supply of fresh air. Dirty environment forces the body to work harder, to get the amount of oxygen it needs.
It makes you happier:
The amount of serotonin is affected by the amount of oxygen you inhale. Serotonin can significantly lighten your mood and promote a sense of happiness and well-being. Fresh air will leave you feeling more relaxed and happy.
Strengthens your immune system:
White blood cells kill and fight bacteria and germs. They need enough oxygen to work and function properly.
It cleans your lungs:
It helps the airways of your lungs to dilate more fully and improves the cleansing action of your lungs. When you exhale and breathe out through your lungs, you release airborne toxins from your body.
You will have more energy and sharper mind:
It helps you to think better and increases your energy level. Your brain needs twenty percent of your body’s oxygen. More oxygen brings greater clarity to the brain, improves your concentration, helps you to think more clearly and has a positive effect on your energy level.
Those were the most important health benefits of fresh air. There is a lot more to benefits from being in the environments that are not polluted. Find some time and spend it outside of the city.