Did you know that fresh air can make you happier? It's true!
Fresh air make a huge impact on your overall health.
Serotonin is a chemical created by the human body that works as a neurotransmitter. Serotonin helps regulate mood and sleep and it also affects cognitive functions such as memory and learning. It assists in maintaining mental health and can help with depression.
Serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets and the central nervous system.
Boosting Serotonin Naturally
There are many ways to boost serotonin naturally. Fresh air, exercise and sunlight are a few places to start.
Fresh Air and Your Lungs
Fresh air helps clear your lungs and release the build-up toxins and impurities. Taking longer, deeper breaths of fresh air increases the amount of oxygen that gets transported to your cells. Increased oxygen allows greater energy and clearer mind.
Our brain needs about 30% of your body's oxygen to function. Have you ever noticed after a brisk walk in nature your energy levels rise and your mind is clearer? You may find that you are able to complete a task easier after a breath of fresh air.
Additional Health Benefits of Fresh Air
There are many other health benefits related to a breath of fresh air. They include:
A Healthy Dose of Fresh Air
Here are some tips to help you get a healthy does of fresh air.
Molly Sommerhalder, Owner of Swan in the Lotus Yoga and Wellness, LLC
Swan in the Lotus came to me after years of connection to myself and my Goddess, Saraswati. My blog will provide inspiration to travel with courage on this life journey and provide lessons to find joy, love and self-care!