“Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Every year we spend billions of dollars on vitamins, pills, and nutritional supplements to help us get in shape, help us build our muscles. We exercise daily; run, sweat, and lift weights. Yet we ignore the most basic, most important tenet to our personal demand to live a healthier and more meaningful life in order to expand our muscles, fiber our hearts, and increase our critical blood flow: we ignore the air we breathe.
We breathe to live, we breathe to enhance our strength and the vitality of our entire respiratory system, which includes our nose, throat, voice box, windpipe, and lungs. Of course the more you exercise, run, work out, sweat, lift weights or move about briskly the more you tax and exercise your air intake and flow throughout your entire respiratory eco-system.
For those affected with asthma, bronchitis, the common cold, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, emphysema and or pneumonia this is a very serious subject. For those spending billions of dollars and mammoth personal hours to fuel healthy living this is a very serious subject.
Every day, on average the EPA estimates that a person at rest takes about 16 breaths per minute. This means we breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 breaths a year. We must acknowledge that without a healthy respiratory system it would and will be difficult to achieve our healthy goals.
The good news: if the air you breathe is dirty or polluted, your respiratory system works overtime to filter out destructive organisms that enter through the nose or mouth. Malicious organisms are breathed or coughed out, attacked by digestive juices, or eaten by macrophages, a formidable blood cell that patrols the body hunting for germs to destroy. But what do we do when our ability to prevent these effects go awry? What do we do when our bodies are not enough to fight off these harmful pollutants, taking tolls on our healthy intentions, lifestyle goals, and determination that have gotten off track?
Your ability to avoid or prevent the negative health effects of infectious diseases, uninvited bacteria’s, basement virus mold, varying fungus, pet dander and even living dust mites is critical to good health. All these variants can affect the health of your lungs and respiratory system. Can cause respiratory problems: healthy intentions, healthy goals and determination gone awry.
Consider that 35 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory tract systems that are allergic reactions to airborne allergens (+). About 25 million people suffer from asthma according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s also estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States (Source: APPA). And In 2014, nearly 17 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (16.8%) currently* smoked cigarettes. This means according to the CDC an estimated 40 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes.
For those people and many more, ensuring the purest, healthiest air through your respiratory system is imperative for a healthier and more meaningful life for their families and themselves. Yet, we do almost nothing to address the fact the air inside our homes is nearly 5 times more polluted than the air outside according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) – five times.
Under full disclosure I work for Sharp Electronics, and we market a series of air purification products that we believe to be the best in quality and precision for your home. Just this week we announced two new Sharp air purifiers with patented Plasmacluster Ion® (PCI) technology designed, lab tested and proven to kill airborne and surface adhering bacteria, fungus, molds, viruses and clinging odors.
For an even smarter view and simple understanding of our Sharp PCI technology along with the direct benefits for you and your family please click here: A Sharp View of the Air We Breathe
Just this week we announced two new Sharp air purifiers with patented PCI technology designed (the FP-F50UW air purifier for small rooms and the FP-F60UW medium room air purifier), lab tested and proven to kill airborne and surface adhering bacteria, fungus, molds, viruses and clinging odors to create a neutral and fresh room environment. Our Sharp Plasmacluster Ion (PCI) True HEPA patented filtration technology is so effective that it is used by leading automotive companies to freshen the air inside cars and in refrigerators to maintain freshness of food and kill mold. Both our new air purifiers also include automatic odor sensors to continually monitor and adjust the quality of your air.
As you can tell from my air-focused passion, I am on a new mission. Not because I work for Sharp Electronics and we offer a superior air purification system. But because I have always been on a personal mission, just like you to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our children, of our families, friends and neighbors.
Stay strong and happy and let’s “clear the air” by keeping your respiratory system healthy today, tomorrow and forever. Remember, it’s all about the air you breathe. It’s not about how many breaths you take, but rather the special, happy moments in life that take your breath away. Here’s to many more happy and healthy breathes for you and your entire family.
For a detailed view please click here: Sharp PCI Air Purification Details
+ Source: U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases