KEEPING YOURSELF HEALTHY!
By William for wheezingaway.com
(ALWAYS REMEMBER – A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, So, let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can. – William)
Sometimes the hardest thing to get done when battling COPD and/or severe Asthma is taking care of one’s own body, keeping it healthy both physically and mentally.
I have an email account that regularly gets input about a variety of subjects dealing with my own battle with COPD and severe Asthma, maybe it’s time to share some of that information.
Some of these tips may come in handy when trying to stay ahead of the game health wise during the upcoming holiday seasons of Thanksgiving (here in the United States) and of course Christmas!
The following tips come from a periodic email I get entitled ‘A Nutrition Tip from the Right Plan’!
For your physical exercise health:
- As the weather changes it may be more difficult (or less enjoyable) to get out and exercise. Try jumping rope during commercials – it’ll raise your heart rate, increase lymph movement, and burn calories – plus, a little goes a long way toward your optimal health and weight loss goals.
For your physical mental health:
- With the seasons changing this is the perfect time to think about cleaning out your physical system. Pick a toxin to remove from your body – nicotine, caffeine, sugar, etc. and feel better inside and out. Although a person’s body is an amazing detoxifier, it can use a helping hand occasionally to really flush the everyday toxins out. Give this gift to your own physical system for the holidays.
- DON’T TRICK YOURSELF INTO TREATS these upcoming holidays – it is easier to suppress the first desire than it is to satisfy all the desires that follow!
For your physical eating health:
- Cultured and fermented foods help your digestion. Additionally, research has shown that regular consumption of cultured dairy products lowers cholesterol and protects against bone loss. Add some pima, buttermilk, yogurt, or kefir to your eating plan. Enjoy the lacto-fermented vegetables from around the world – sauerkraut, pickles, pickled green tomatoes, peppers, beets, turnips, cabbage, eggplant, onion, squash, carrot, kimchi, corn relish, cucumber relish, pickled watermelon rind, and chutney.
- Products in the United States are legally allowed to state ‘zero trans-fat’ as long there is less than ½ gram of trans fat per serving. So, so many do not! Check the ingredients label – if it has partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils in it, IT HAS TRANS FATS!! Pick a different brand!
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing. William
(Copyright@2019, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com – no part of this write may be used or copied without written permission.)
NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving 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