Thursday, March 20, 2008


You know that invigorating, yet relaxing feeling you get at the park under the shade trees on a blanket in the grass or in the crisp pine scented mountain air? That is the affects of fresh air my friends. Clean, unpolluted, fresh, crisp oxygen that's just been puffed out by the surrounding trees. Fresh and pure oxygen has many health benefits:

Benefits of Oxygen:

~Provides energy
~Calms the mind and stabilizes the nervous system
~Sharpens concentration, alertness, and memory
~Detoxifies the blood and improves the immune system
~Promotes healing and counters aging
~Strengthens the heart, which reduces the risk of heart attacks
~Speeds up the body's recovery after physical exertion
~Provides a natural remedy for headaches, migraines and hangovers
~Relieves temporary altitude discomfort and jetlag
~Improves digestion and cell metabolism
~Relieves muscle stiffness and supports pre-athletic performance
~Lessens fatigue and creates better sleep patterns

Facts About Oxygen:
~Lack of oxygen in our universe is due to pollution, the burning of fossil fuels and overall destruction of the ozone layer
~Every day we breathe 20,000 times
~The air that we normally breathe contains roughly 19% to 21% oxygen
~90% of our energy comes from oxygen, only 10% from food and water
~Blood is the liquid carrier of oxygen that fuels all systems, stimulates chemical reactions and cleans itself of wastes and toxins
~By mass, oxygen makes up 90% of the water molecule; water makes up 60%-75% of the human body
~The brain, which makes up 2% of our total mass, requires 20% of the body's oxygen
~Research has demonstrated that our vital lung capacity decreases 5% with every decade of life, decreasing oxygen consumption
~Nearly all cancer begins due to lack of cell oxygenation
~Cancer attacks every organ in the body, with the exception of the heart, which uses an abnormal supply of oxygen

What am I getting at in writing this you wonder? Plant trees all around your house, put high O2 output plants IN your home in every room and get to the park and other tree lined places often for good health. Planting trees not only helps us, but the future of our earth. My yard is filled with trees and we plan to add many more this summer to enhance the oxygen in and around my home. Its nice because when I open a window on a spring day, I can feel the crisp and clean air blowing in and its very refreshing and energizing and I know its so good for our health. We try to keep a window or door open quite often when weather allows because as everyone knows, indoor air is very unhealthy for us.

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