Last night a friend and I went to another freind's back yard and played a game of shinny hockey.
It was incredibly fun and my body just loved it.
Even while playing I was remembering that I as a child we did this kind of thing for hours and hours every single day.
That to me was why we were so healthy and happy. We certainly didn't know anything about nutritian back then. I grew up on peanut butter and honey sandwiches on white bread and a lot of milk (the kind everyone is sensitive to now)
I know there are many other factors to health and balance but this was just a strong reminder of how the free everyday things are so important to one's health. I probably haven't done anything quite like this for 40 years but I hope to remedy that!
Yes so agree! How would we live with our Fun and Fresh Air?
Start paying attention to the way you breathe: Are you breathing deeply enough?
Most of us do not breathe deeply; this fast-paced life has created a nation full of shallow breathers.
Shallow breathing adversely affected my health and incapacitated me in life. As a young person, I did not realize it was my breathing that caused my frequent stomach aches. During my teens I was treated for my upset stomach with little yellow pills . The pain–just like my shallow breathing–grew worse when I became stressed.
Learning how to breathe into my belly changed my life! You can read below my whole story and the many ways it can help you.
1. Respiratory System Works Better
Respiratory difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis and even chest pain can subside.
2. Digestive System Does Its Job
What I have learned through my health-coaching is that constipation is very common and is often due to shallow breathing. When people learn to breathe into their lower abdomen they begin to have regular bowel movements right away.
Breathing into the gut massages the internal organs to function well. It calms the emotions which directly affects the digestion system. There are other ways to improve digestion but this is an easy one.
3. Lymph System Works Well
Increases circulation of lymphatic fluid which speeds recovery after illnesses.
4. Circulation System Moves
Increases oxygen to the heart.
Blood circulates, relieving congestion throughout the body.
There is a flow of oxygen to the brain and eyes.
5. Immune System has More Energy
Helps tissues to regenerate and heal.
Creates more energy for the body to heal and detoxify.
6. Nervous System is Calmer
Anxiety can be reversed by deep-breathing habits.
You may start to see balance in the two sides of the brain.
7. Muscular and Structurally you Move
When you breathe easier you move easier.
Reduces muscular tension.
Increases flexibility and strength of joints.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-health-benefits-of-deep-breathing.html#ixzz2U9PQwG4F Diana’s story of shallow breathing and tips for breathing deeply.
I do agree, it feels good if you the deep breathing once in a while.
Good stuff, I'm doing the breathing thing right now
For some reason I was feeling down yesterday but the thing that perked me up the most was sitting on my front step in the evening during a thunderstorm.
Nature is SO big it often puts one's tiny world in perspective. I'm sure the moist ion rich air and musical thunder didn't hurt either. : )
I like a well airated environment. I mean, i like fresh air free of industrial gases...
Thunder is still rolling around us in the aftermath of a good drenching rainstorm. The air is freshenened and cooled. All welcome in this hot Summer desert world. We are fortunate to have lived in desert hills surrounded by higher mountains, a very remote undeveloped area, wealthy in fresh air and natural unspoiled environment, for the last 30 years.