How many breathes do you take in a day?
Every day the average person takes in about 20,000 breathes using our uniquely designed respiratory symptom - nose, throat, voice box, windpipe and lungs.
There are many things that can affect our breathing quality.
- Air Quality/Pollutants
- Personal Choices
Many of the factors are beyond our control, but there are 4 simple ways you can improve your respiratory health.
- Maintain a healthy weight - excess weight puts more pressure on your lungs which makes them work harder and less efficiently.
- Don't Smoke - simply, smoking damages lungs and can increase your risk of disease significantly.
- Hydrate - drinking plenty of water daily helps to maintain a thin consistency to the mucus lining your lungs. Dehydration can cause the mucus to thicken and result in slowing down overall respiration, and being more susceptible to illness.
- Challenge your lungs - exercise, breathing exercises to increase lung capacity and lung function will promote overall respiratory health.
For more information contact MMHD Respiratory Department