Breathe Easy

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Do you have trouble breathing as well as you think you should? Do you wish you could climb that fight of stairs without wheezing? Do you want to be able to blow out those candles on your 80th birthday cake with ease? Here are some simple things you can do to breathe more easily whatever your situation:

Rule Out Sleep Apnea

One thing that can really hamper your ability to breathe easy is sleep apnea - a condition that can cause you to actually stop breathing multiple times a night. If you wake up feeling less refreshed, your spouse has commented that you snore a lot and, especially if you’re also overweight, it is definitely worth having yourself checked out for the condition because it can be treated and your breathing will improve when it is.

Push Yourself Daily

If you start wheezing as you climb the stairs, walk up the hill by you home or even when you’re on flat ground, you need to build up your lung capacity. The Best way to do this is by pushing yourself to do more cardio exercise daily. Start walking up and down the stairs or up nearby hills every day for at least 60 minutes a day ( you can split this into 15-minute blocks) and your lung capacity will improve, especially if you’re suffering from a condition like emphysema.

Eat Your Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce inflammation within the body, and since inflammation can play a significant role in conditions like asthma which affect the airways and make it difficult to breathe, they should be a regular part of your diet if you want to breathe easy.

Sort Out Sinitus

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, chances are you find it much harder to breathe easy than your peers. Luckily, you can get effective treatment for the condition. So, see your doctor, get yourself checked out and if you’re a good candidate for it, get balloon sinuplasty.

Practice Abdomen Breathing

If you take five minutes out of your day to breathe deeply from your abdomen, you will build up your ‘breathing muscle’, and it will be much easier for you to breathe all of the time. What is abdominal breathing? Basically, it’s the process of taking a deep breath through your nose, until your lungs are completely full and your stomach sticks out, the exhaling fully. Repeat as many times as you can, and you will notice the benefits pretty soon.

Use Natural Cleaning Products

Many of the common commercially available cleaning products are filled with toxic chemicals that are bad for your health. If you use them, you will be inhaling things that could make it more difficult for you to breathe, So, start using more natural products like lemon juice, white vinegar and baking soda for your cleaning needs.

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

If you get lots of vitamins and minerals inside you, especially beta-carotene, vitamins E and C and selenium, your lungs will function better, and you will breathe easy.

Now, take a deep breath!

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