Breathing is something most of us take for granted. But for those folks with respiratory issues like asthma, breathing can be a struggle. Studies show that a healthy adult will take an average of 12–15 breaths per minute. For those with respiratory issues like asthma, it may be higher.

Breathing issues can happen at any time but are usually triggered by things like temperature, humidity, pollen and pollution. Some of the things we can do to stay one step ahead of an asthma attack are:

  • Take medications as directed
  • Stay out of air-polluted areas
  • Be cautious of dust, pollen, dander, etc.

Photo of woman struggling for breathColds and the flu are also major triggers of asthma. So, be sure to take extra precautions like washing your hands and limiting your exposure to others who are ill.

Breathing exercises are an important way to help your lungs breathe better. Also, try to always breathe through your nose, as the tiny hairs in your nose act as a filter while warming the air as it enters the lungs.

Now that you have a few tips on asthma preparedness, here’s something to make you giggle: “Why did the doctor suspect that Dracula had a breathing problem? Because of his coffin!”


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