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What can breathing fresh air do for you?

Breathing Fresh air has the potential to affect you in several positive ways. It can help to boost your mood by giving you an uplifted feeling. After a long week at work, the first night in your favorite or in a new camping spot can often be the most relaxing, possibly due to the increase in Oxygen intake.

The lack of fresh air ultimately can cause a lack of oxygen to the brain. As a result, over time many people will gradually experience more fatigue, drowsiness, and irritability than those who get fresh air on a regular basis.

Sick Building Syndrome

I recently heard the term Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).  Apparently, this refers to a number of ailments that occur as a result of exposure to harmful chemical toxins at a home or work building.

Some of the conditions for experiencing Sick Building Syndrome are spending long periods of time in well-sealed, poorly ventilated buildings that contain indoor air toxins.

Toxins that could potentially be present these types of buildings are:

Synthetic fibers in furniture


Dust Mites

Mold and mildew

Cigarette smoke

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature.

Carpet fibers

And I am sure that the list can keep going.

Spending time in the fresh air, surrounded by nature, increases energy in 90 percent of people. “Nature is fuel for the soul, “Richard Ryan, researcher, and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester tells the University of Rochester.

Walking and or hiking

walking outside can raise your immune system. “Exercise leads to an increase in natural killer cells, neutrophils, and monocytes, which ultimately increases immune function,” Ather Ali, ND, MPH, assistant director of Complementary/Alternative Medicine Research at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, tells Health.com.

Walking has the potential to lower your risk of heart disease. It can strengthen muscles and bones and increase blood flow by giving your body a sense of balance.

Taking in Sunshine

I think most everyone knows about the potential dangers of the sun, but I think sometimes we forget about the benefits of the sunshine. When our skin meets natural sunlight the body triggers production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a critical ingredient in our overall health, it protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, helps our muscle tissue, improves brain function and is believed to protect against cancers. The sunlight also helps with serotonin levels. It is believed that serotonin helps regulate mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function.

In many ways, camping gives you time for Recharging Your Personal Battery so to speak. It’s a time when most people try to forget about the crazy week they had and just breath, soak up Vitamin D, listen to the sounds of nature, and enjoy the company of Family and Friends.

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