Our bodies are clearly incredible; they are even more incredible than we ever give them credit for. During the day our bodies without our help or assistance renews, fixes, heals and doesn’t ever seem to give up serving us even when we abuse the collection of trillions of cells and bacteria.
When the body is exposed to the right environment it not only gets the marvels of what the human body does every day but the real life force its capable of kicks in. One of the simplest things you can start to do is work on your breathing. Within just four minutes of no oxygen the brain will suffer severe damage. Just imagine if you start doing the opposite, give your body lots of it. Oxygen is needed to burn the sugars and fatty acids in our cells in order to produce energy. When we breathe, oxygen is taken into the lungs and then the red blood cells moves it around the body to produce energy.
Here I have bullet pointed 7 pointers that should help to change a few old habits into new healthier habits:
- Try focusing on your breathing a little more, by breathing into your lower abdomen, you are ensuring that the body is able to get the highest amount of oxygen.
- If you find yourself working inside, make an effort to get yourself outside when possible to get as much fresh air as possible.
- Eat oxygen rich foods. Foods that are grown by you are the best sources of oxygen rich foods as you can pick and eat in a short space of time. If you have limited space to grow food then you are in luck also as sprouting is an excellent way in which to find some of the highest nutrient dense foods available to us. Raw vegetables are of course the only way you want to get these oxygen rich foods into your body.
- Houses lack clean air, get yourself outside, go for a bike ride, walk or do some kind of physical workout to get the heart rate up and your breathing into a naturally deep rhythm. Ideally open areas away from pollution are best such as forests and beaches.
- Leave your windows open in your home as much as possible.
- There are some plants that are great for increasing oxygen levels in your home. NASA has already spent time in finding out which plants are good for the home, you can find them here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Clean_Air_Study. If you have children or pets, be sure that those plants are not going to harm your loved ones.
- Make it an effort to honour yourself by honouring your body enough to make changes if you see a pattern that doesn’t benefit you. Stresses that have built up last in the subconscious mind, you run these patterns without even realising, this effects your breathing cycle which limits your body to oxygen.