I live in a rural area where the air is fresh and the sun is wonderful, but I hardly ever see anyone outside enjoying the wonderful fresh air and sunshine. These days, I have been guilty of not getting outside like I should, but that’s one more thing I will work on.
I recall when I was pregnant; I would walk a lot, not to mention the job I was working called for me to be outside everyday. Picture a pregnant woman outside inspecting on-site sewage waste management systems, inspecting water wells (my favorite) and inspecting restaurants. I hated doing this while being pregnant, but I know it helped me have a great pregnancy. My doctor told me that he was surprised how well I did, because I was never sick. I attribute never being sick to being active outside in the fresh air and getting a good dose of sunshine.
Why Fresh Air?
- Fresh air provides oxygen to the lungs.
- Oxygen is needed for every cell in the the body to carry out cellular reactions.
- Fresh air helps purify the blood and the cells. That’s why it is a good idea to exercise outside when possible.
Here are a few quotes on this topic from Jethro Kloss author of Back to Eden:
Proper exercise in the open air and sunshine is among God’s greatest gifts to man. It gives strength to the physical body and – all other health habits being equal – is one of the surest safeguards against disease and premature death. It gives buoyancy and strength and maintains a healthful mental balance, free from extremes that result in artificial living.
Oxygen is he elixir of life, is one of the best blood purifiers and one of the most effective nerve tonics. It is freely provided by nature for all. Useful work in the open air will bring new strength and vitality, and produce a happy cheerful attitude of mind.
- All living animals and plants need some amount of sunshine.
- Sunshine is the best source of vitamin D, which helps you, be less vulnerable to certain chronic diseases.
- Sunshine helps you feel better and lifts your spirits when you are down.
Try spending about 10-15 minutes in the sun and if your skin complexion has more melanin (pigment), then you will need to spend a little more time in the sun.
Make sure you protect your skin and don’t allow the sun to burn your skin. Use a natural sunscreen that has SPF 15 or you can use shea butter.
Don’t spend most of your day indoors if you can help it. Get outside, breathe some fresh air and bask in the rays of the beautiful sunshine. You will be amazed by how refreshed and energized you will be.
Note 1: This concludes the Become a Healthier You Series.
Note 2: We are coming to the end of another year and embarking upon a new year. Most of you make resolutions that involve making healthy lifestyle changes. These resolutions sometimes include losing weight, exercising, eating healthier, etc. I will publish information on how you can become a healthier you before 2010 ends. This will help you begin 2011 on the right foot.
Bonus: I will also include a bonus chapter about natural ingredients and products that are healthy for you. Let’s make 2011 the healthiest year ever!
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