When I began my travels and battles with COPD/Asthma I knew that it was important to learn what and when I could to better understand as much about COPD and Asthma so I would always be up to date as to what I was up against.

I also felt that as a member of the COPD/Asthma nation, it was important to continually share information that may possible help even one other person in their own battles with COPD/Asthma.

With that, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ will cover a variety of topics to help both inform and refresh the knowledge of all that goes with battling COPD and/or Asthma.

Today we discuss or refresh your knowledge with the fourth of a ten-part series on ‘Nutrition’.

More basics to nutrition that we all need to remember are:

Always have adequate nutrients within the calorie needs for your physical well-being.

Some key recommendations would be – –

** Eat and drink a wide range of nutrient-dense beverages and foods from all the basic food groupings.

** Always choose foods that have very limited saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, added salt or added alcohol.

** Always eat foods enough to meet the energy level needed for your physical well-being by following a well-balanced eating model.  Following a USDA Food Guide would possible be a good plan.

Some key recommendations for dealing with weight management:

** Always balance the amount of the calories consumed with the amount of calories spent to keep your body weight in a healthy range.

** Always reduce food and beverage calories in small amounts to stop gradual weight gains over time.

** Always increase physical activity when possible.

These are the basics of nutrition, many of which may be touched upon more than once in this ten-part series as they all are of most importance to any battle with COPD and/or Asthma.

Reflection Question – What if any of these references have you tried or may be using in your battles to stay nutritionally healthy while battling your own individual battle with COPD and/or Asthma?

If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave them under the comment section of wheezingaway.com.  Thanx.

As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.

ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer – reprint or use by written permission only.)

To follow more postings written by Mr. William, feel free to check out either wheezingaway.com or on Facebook at COPD Travels.

(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)