Divine Key # 1
Fresh Air through Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Out of all of the elements earth, water, fire, and air – air is the cornerstone of human existence. Adam took his very first breath of fresh air when God breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, causing him to become a living soul (Gen. 2:7). We can survive for weeks without food and even a few days without water, but only a few minutes without air.
Breathing is a process that we don’t give much thought to. God divinely created our bodies to perform this automatic function day in and day out. When we inhale fresh air, oxygen enters the lungs and moves throughout the blood, nourishing our entire bodies. Breathing is responsible for several vital functions, which include: supplying our kidneys and brain with oxygen- rich blood, removing toxins like carbon dioxide from the body, regulating physiological and psychological functions, balancing our nervous and circulatory systems, and controlling our metabolism. On the other hand, if the body does not receive adequate amounts of oxygen from fresh air our health begins to deteriorate.
Since oxygen was one of the first elements created by God to regulate and sustain the human body, it must be one of the primary areas of focus when addressing illness and physical health.