Five Habits for Easier Breathing

Sentimentality. Mature Old Lady Smelling Yellow FlowerWhen it comes to your respiratory health, breathing easier can make life more enjoyable and productive. Try creating any of these habits or come up with your own so you breathe more freely this spring and summer.

  1. Take your medication as directed by your doctor at the same time every day. This can ensure you are getting the most out of your medications. To get started, you might need a trigger or reminder, such as placing your medication by your alarm clock or coffee maker.
  2. Check your symptoms. Keep a journal by your bed and record how you feel each morning or night. This can be a good reference if your symptoms worsen or you need to see your doctor.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables every day. Stock your refrigerator with pre-cut veggies or fruits. This way, if you are looking for a snack, you can easily grab a healthy one.
  4. Partner with your healthcare provider. Regular visits and open communication about your symptoms and health leads to better care. Keep a small notebook listing your health questions and concerns, and take this with you to your medical appointments. Ask for written instructions from your doctor.
  5. Carry your rescue inhaler with you at all times, if you use one. Keep your rescue inhaler in the same place, in an easy-to-reach spot, and ensure you don’t run out. You may need a reminder, such as a note by your front door.

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