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How Fresh Air Helps Your Body

By Randi Morse

I tend to be someone who enjoys being inside, but after I had children I recognized how many benefits there were to getting outside and enjoying the sunny weather. It has been very well established how effective sunlight can be in helping battle mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. It turns out that fresh air is also extremely important and can help improve your well-being in a number of ways.

The Digestive System

Getting more fresh air increases the amount of oxygen in your body. By increasing the flow of oxygen your body is able to digest food more effectively. That is one reason why people who are looking to lose weight and who take their exercise outside often have better results than those who only exercise indoors.

Blood Pressure

It has also been shown that having regular, steady access to fresh air can help improve your blood pressure and your heart rate. This could be for a variety of reasons, one being that it lowers your stress level to be outside in fresh, clean air. The lower your stress level is, the better your heart rate and blood pressure are.

Immune System

Fresh air increases the amount of oxygen in our bloodstream. This actually helps encourage your white blood cells to function more efficiently. When your white blood cells are given a boost of fresh air, your immune system gets strengthened. This means that your body will be better prepared to fight off germs and bacteria.

Clean Lungs

Your lungs dilate more when they have access to clean, fresh air.  This dilation increases the amount of oxygen allowed in your lungs and also helps to clean your lungs. Your body releases carbohydrates and airborne toxins when you exhale; the more air you inhale, the more you can exhale, which means ridding your body of toxins, which helps to keep your body healthy.

Getting outside and getting fresh air is vital for people who are looking to give their body the best chance to work as efficiently as possible. Fresh air lowers your stress level, boosts your immune system, and cleans out your lungs. Venturing outside and getting a good dose of fresh air every day is a great way to help keep your body in tip-top shape.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla.

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