“Breathing is important. If you aren’t breathing, you’re not going to be doing anything else either.” (anonymous)
Today’s theme for photo-of-the-day is Fresh
Fresh air is vital to health and provides us with a steady supply of oxygen which is needed by our brain and every single cell of our body. You can go for days - even weeks - without food, but can't go for more than a few minutes without fresh air. So today when the sky was a brilliant blue, the sun was shining so brightly and a fresh blanket of snow covered the mountain tops I was able to capture this moment with gladness.
A few tips about fresh air and the benefits of finding some each day:
- Step outside and take some slow, deep breaths. This will take away that tired, sluggish feeling and will leave you feeling more energized and focused.
- Open your windows regularly and air out your house as often as you can. We had to do this today because DH has been in the bedroom for 3 days with the gomboo….which is a contagious cold virus spread from one person to another! The rest of us are using essential oils to keep it away from us.
- Sleeping with a small opening of the window will be very helpful.
- Do some deep breathing exercises every day.
- Get some exercise on a daily basis. When you can, try to exercise outside. Exercise gets your circulation going and floods your body with oxygen.
- Avoid using air fresheners and other artificial fragrances in your home. Use natural alternatives such as essential oils instead. Or you can put some cinnamon and cloves in a pot with water and let it simmer for a few minutes. Doterra has some great diffusers that we love to keep going during these cold winter days.
- Keep a couple of plants in your home to help improve the air quality. Plants produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Some plants can even remove toxic pollutants from the air.