How to Sleep Better with COPD

As we enter the colder months of the holiday season, respiratory illnesses and infections become more prone to flare ups and keeping you up at night. Your sleep is highly important for essential bodily functions such as helping the body in physical recovery and repair, supporting brain development, cardiac function and body metabolism. For your… Continue reading How to Sleep Better with COPD

How COPD affects lung capacity

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, more commonly refered to as COPD, is a chronic lung disease that occurs when the lungs and airways become damaged and inflamed, obstructing airflow. It is an umbrella term for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties including, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, & chronic asthma. It can cause interference with… Continue reading How COPD affects lung capacity

How does controlled coughing help copd?

Controlled coughing is a technique that uses just enough force to loosen and carry mucus through the airways without causing them to narrow and collapse.  Clearing the airways helps you breathe better and lowers the chance for infection. For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this saves energy, breathing capacity and is essential to… Continue reading How does controlled coughing help copd?

The Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Lungs

Many people looking to improve their lung health overlook the critical role food and diet plays in promoting healthy lung function. Just like the rest of your body, your lungs require a healthy balance of essential proteins, vitamins and nutrients to reach their optimal function.  In addition to daily exercise and lung strengthening activities, diet… Continue reading The Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Lungs

How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

Did you know the World Health Organisation completed studies that found 9 in 10 people have been exposed to air with dangerous levels of pollution?  Our world continues to grapple with reducing air pollution and vulnerable people like those dealing with chronic respiratory illnesses are interested in learning how to protect yourself from air pollution.… Continue reading How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

When people talk about getting fit, they often tend to overlook training their lungs. However, the lungs, just like any other muscle, need exercise in order to stay healthy and strong. Without proper care or attention, your lungs can deteriorate overtime – leading to disease, respiratory illnesses and even lung cancer.    There are a… Continue reading How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Breathing Exercises for Asthma

Asthma affects on average 1 in 12 Americans, narrowing the airways of the lungs and making it difficult to catch your breath. While there are plenty of medications on the market to treat asthma, recent research demonstrates breathing exercises may be an affordable and easy complement other treatment to help alleviate symptoms of asthma. Breathing… Continue reading Breathing Exercises for Asthma

Best Exercise for Lungs

The lungs are responsible for transporting oxygen and removing extra carbon dioxide from around the body. Every activity in the body is dependent on oxygen, including the metabolic functioning of cells, blood flow and brain function . Considering how important these tasks are, it’s obvious our lungs are highly influential in keeping our body healthy.… Continue reading Best Exercise for Lungs

What is a breathing exercise device?

Many people are encouraged to use a breathing exercise device to improve lung strength for medical or athletic purposes. However, a number remain unaware of how they work and the health benefits these devices offer. Here are 5 of the most commonly asked questions on breathing exercise devices: What is a breathing exercise device? The… Continue reading What is a breathing exercise device?

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the larger airways in your lungs (bronchi) usually caused by an infection from a virus. It is a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Usually, acute bronchitis is not serious, but if it isn’t treated properly it can develop into pneumonia. In this article, we’ll dive into how to… Continue reading What is the best treatment for bronchitis?