Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

September 9, 2019 | Hope Channel Southeast Asia

 

It is scientifically proven that breathing fresh air, at least 30 minutes a day, improves heart health and prevents depression, as demonstrated by a study from the University of Queensland in Australia. 1


Benefits of breathing fresh air:

1. Is good for your digestive system

Fresh air increases the flow of oxygen helping you digest food more effectively so this will particularly help if you are trying to lose weight. 2

 

2. Helps improve blood pressure and heart rate

Avoid polluted environments particularly if you need to improve your blood pressure. Stay away from the busy traffic as the body will need to work harder to get the amount of oxygen it needs over polluted car fumes. 2

 

3. Makes you happier

The more fresh air you get, the more oxygen you will breathe which will increase the amount of serotonin (the happy hormone) you inhale, consequently making you happier. 2

 

4. Strengthens your immune system

By increasing the amount of fresh air we get, it will increase the amount of oxygen which helps our white blood cells function properly by fighting and killing bacteria and germs. 2

 

5. Cleans your lungs

Your lungs dilate more from having an increase of oxygen so fresh air improves the cleansing of your lungs. You release airborne toxins from your body when exhaling through your lungs. 2

 

6. Gives you more energy and a sharper mind

You may have noticed after spending time outside that you come back indoors feeling brighter and perhaps ready to get back to work. More oxygen results in greater brain functioning, improving your concentration skills and providing you with more energy. 2


What amazing source of strength and healing God has given to us since He “formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” (Genesis 2:7)! He is “our very life breath” (Lamentations 4:20) and since Eden, is showing His deep interest in fulfilling our physical and spiritual needs, may all have an open and grateful heart to receive and appreciate His blessings.


References:

1 theadventistdiet.com/seventh-day-adventist-health-principle-fresh-air/

2 www.kent-teach.com/Blog/post/2017/04/25/6-benefits-of-getting-fresh-air.aspx