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Health Benefits of Fresh Air and Exercise

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By Elliot Caleira

Your health is one of the most important things that you have in life. It is incredible how many individuals do not take care of their health on a regular basis. Being active and getting outside is very essential for your health. If you fail to work on your health and remain inactive, you will see the effects of this. Here are just a few of the many reasons why fresh air and exercise can benefit your health...

The outdoors can help your mental health

When we get stuck in the hustle and bustle of life, we can start to feel overwhelmed and depressed. It is common to feel down about your life when you are always cooped up in an office looking at a computer screen. However, treatments like wilderness therapy can help you relax and reconnect with your truest self.

Exercise helps to prevent lung and heart disease

When you are exercising, you are going to be fighting against one of the biggest health issues in the world, obesity. When you are overweight and inactive, you are putting yourself at risk for heart disease and lung failure. It is important to stay active on a regular basis. This exercise will help you feel great about yourself while fighting off potentially deadly health conditions. Getting fresh air while hiking is a great way to relax your mind while stimulating your body.

Fresh air can clean your lungs

When you live in a heavily polluted area, it can be very dangerous for your health. Even if you are not smoking or never have in your life, the pollution in your local area could be comparably bad for your lungs. When you take the time to go into the wilderness to get some fresh air, this could actually help clean out your lungs. Fresh air can help to remove microscopic debris from your lungs and reduce inflammation.

Fresh air improves blood pressure and heart rate

Living in a heavily polluted area can affect your blood pressure and heart rate as well. It is difficult for you to get the amount of oxygen that you need to be healthy when you are fighting to get oxygen over emissions and other pollutants. When you are getting fresh air, you have a much more heavily concentrated source of oxygen. This can help to lower your heart rate and improve your blood pressure.

Fresh air can boost your immune system

Simply getting away from all of the germs that are cooped up in your office or in your city can be a great way to boost your immune system. It is difficult to stay healthy and boost your immune system while everyone around you is always getting sick. It might just be time to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. There are far fewer germs out in the wild than there would ever be in a busy city. The exercise that you will be getting when you are outdoors will also help to boost your immune system.

You can increase your energy by spending time outdoors

Being outdoors is a great way to get a fresh boost of energy that you may be otherwise lacking. It is important to realize that you can get pretty worn out when you are always working all of the time. It is important to de-stress yourself and get back to nature. The fresh air and exercise of being out in the wild will boost your serotonin and get your body's muscles working. This will help you feel refreshed and ready to take on your daily tasks with a new found energy fueled confidence.

These are just a few of the many different ways that you can improve your health with fresh air and exercise. It is important to take time out of your busy life to just relax and enjoy the world around you. If you are feeling too cooped up in your busy city, it is time to take a break and reconnect with nature.

Elliot Caleira is a freelance writer in the self-mastery and health and wellness spaces. When he's not writing you'll find him cooking or teaching Portuguese classes. More articles by Elliot.
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