Breathe well

Some surprising ways the air we breathe improves our well-being

When you breathe fresh, clean, pollutant-free air you just feel good and function better. But there are specific reasons for this and even more health benefits to breathing clean air than most people realise. Here are 9 you might not have considered.

Lower Blood Pressure - Research has shown *(1) that if you breathe air high in pollutants then you run the risk of developing high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Better Mental Health - Breathing fresh, clean air helps the body to regulate serotonin production which in turn helps you feel happier, function better and reduce the risk of developing depression. *(2)

Better Sleep - The benefits of better sleep are becoming more apparent and a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health *(3) has shown that better air quality leads directly to better sleep. After all, we don’t do much more than breathe when we sleep.

Cleaner Lungs - Pollen, dust, smoke and pollutants in the air can all lodge in your lungs with every breath you take. But when you breathe clean air, it helps the airways in your lungs to dilate more fully and aid in cleaning them.  

Improved Immune System - Apart from preventing airborne bacteria and viruses being ingested into our systems, clean air helps promote healthier white blood cells which help the body fight infections. *(4)

Better Productivity - When the brain has access to fresh clean air it takes in more oxygen and it functions better. In fact, the brain needs around twenty per cent of all the oxygen we breathe to function at full capacity.

Better Digestion - When the body is not getting enough fresh air, oxygen is diverted from the digestive system to other organs. Which means the muscles of the digestive tract don’t function as well as they should in breaking down food. *(5)

Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers - Airborne dust, pollen, mould, pet dander and pollutants can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, and even though you might not see them, they are probably in the air you breathe at home. Thankfully, when you purify the air in your home, most of these triggers are removed.

A Longer Life Span - Contaminated air can lead to dangerous and deadly respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Clean air not only keeps these conditions at bay but can also improve the body’s ability to fight disease. *(6)

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*(1) American Heart Association  https://news.heart.org/exposure-to-air-pollutants-linked-to-high-blood-pressure/

*(2) https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/cpp.2017.18.issue-2/cpp-2017-0009/cpp-2017-0009.pdf

*(3) Harvard School of Public Health https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20100617/air-pollution-linked-to-sleep-breathing-problems#1

*(4) NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3877919/

*(5) NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30144516

*(6) Harvard School of Medicine https://harvardmagazine.com/2009/05/clean-air-longer-life