Air is important.


Clean, fresh air is vitally important.


Of course, we need oxygen to breathe but the quality of air makes a difference in how burdened our bodies will be by toxins in our environment. Burning candles, even organic candles, emits hazardous chemicals. Cleaning supplies and air fresheners do the same. Smoking, chemicals used in the workplace, emissions from vehicles, etc., the fight to breathe clean air is real.

There are things you can do that will help. Switch to natural products for cleaning and deodorizing, avoid smoke, wear protective gear in the workplace when you're able. Open windows to allow fresh air in. Use an air purifier. Set out air-purifying plants, like the Boston Fern or a Peach Lilly.


How to Breathe

Be sure you're breathing deeply throughout the day. Diaphragmatic breathing increases oxygenation in the body. Men have 30% more muscle mass than women so they have an even higher metabolic demand for oxygen. Here's what diaphragmatic breathing looks like:

Ameling, L. (n.d.). Women's Health. Retrieved May 9, 2020, from https://trinityschool.instructure.com/courses/578/pages/week-1-lecture-womens-health

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Cynthia A. Barrington nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.