Samuel Smith


Air is defined as "A mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of" (Wordweb). Air is vital for our survival. We can go weeks without food, days without water but only few minutes without air. In our generation, several forms of pollution have made it difficult to obtain clean air. Industries, vehicle exhaust and smoke are the main contributors to air pollution. Air pollution adds gases, acids, dirt and germs to the air. This affects the body’s respiratory tract and leads to negative infections such as burning eyes, runny nose, headache, coughing, fatigue, negative emotions, asthma, allergies, bronchitis and emphysema.

To overcome these negative effects of air pollution, we need to follow steps that will help us to obtain adequate clean air for our body. Plants provide pure air that the body needs for optimum health. We can grow houseplants in our homes to ensure that the body is supplied with clean fresh air for a good part of the day. If this is impossible to follow, we should get close to nature to experience the vitality of pure air that emanates from plants. Moreover, it is important to circulate fresh air into our rooms by opening our windows during the day and also at night if safe to do so. As we go through the day, we should pause to take some deep breaths of pure oxygen at regular intervals to ensure that the body is provided with the nourishment of air that is needed.

Some practices that prevent a good circulation of oxygen to all parts of the body, and thus prevent the body from experiencing optimum health include the wearing of tight clothing, belts or waistband; incorrect breathing; regular sitting or walking in poor posture as well as smoking and the use of alcoholic beverages. Even as we are living at a time in the history of our world where fresh air is difficult to access, it is my prayer that you will consider a NEWSTART in working out for pure clean air through the principles we have gone through.