"He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things." Acts 17:25
"In order to have good blood, we must breath well. Full deep inspirations of pure air, which fill the lungs with oxygen, purify the blood. They impart to it a bright color, and send it, a life-giving current, to every part of the body. A good respiration soothes the nerves; and induces sound, refreshing sleep." Ministry of Healing 272
It is important to life and health to properly oxygenate the body. Impure air is one of the greatest causes of ill health. All life is continuous combustion. Combustion is the combination of matter with oxygen. Oxygen is supplied through pure fresh air and this makes all physical life possible. One of the functions of combustion is to burn up the waste products constantly forming in the body.
If the supply of oxygen is diminished, waste and poisons begin to accumulate in the body. Any recovery program which does not first encourage pure, fresh air, will not be as successful as it could be if pure air were included in your wellness program. We must make the time and put forth the effort to cleanse the body to keep it in good, efficient working order.
Breathing is both internal and external. We breathe internally through the lungs and externally through the pores of the skin. Keep both clean so that optimum results are obtained. The body must be kept in motion to properly use air. The thing that really matters is not how much air is taken into the lungs, but how much oxygen is absorbed by the body when walking, running, jumping or actively in motion. Deep breathing exercises, and especially cardiovascular exercise allows more oxygen into the blood with each breath. You must make room for fresh supplies of oxygen from the air by using up the present supply through exercise or movement in order to expel carbon dioxide. When sedentary, a certain amount of air is taken into the lungs. In walking at a good pace, from five to ten times as much air is inhaled. In running or doing knee-chest exercises ten to twenty times as much air is inhaled and used. An athlete at rest is absorbing more oxygen from the air than the one who does not exercise.
Some of the benefits of pure air are: