Tis the Season for Respiratory Problems

Robin Andrews Healthcare, Healthy Living, Holiday, lifestyle

Did you know that overeating is one of the causes for getting the common cold?

The stomach becomes overloaded making it easier for bacteria and viruses to develop, causing infection. Some other causes for respiratory problems are: drinking cow’s milk and products derived from cow’s milk (cow’s milk forms mucus), sugar (depletes white blood cells which fight infection), allergies, inadequate rest (the system heals and mends best during rest. It is ideal to get 7-8 hours of sleep between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.).  Improper breathing is often a contributor to respiratory problems. Many people tend to take short quick breaths. It is best to take slow deep breaths from the diaphragm. To help strengthen your respiratory muscles try blowing slowly out through pierced lips.  Dehydration is another cause of respiratory illness.

Combating Holiday Overload

Did you know that overeating is one of the causes for getting the common cold.  This month, I want to encourage you to eliminate dairy and sugar from your diet as a way to both combat the cold-flu and to lose those holiday non muscle pounds aka fat.   

Did you know that adequate rest (7-8 hours of sleep between 10:00 and 6:00) works to heal the system and aids to rid the body of fat by lowering the levels of stress?  Belly fat is also known as stress fat, heart attack fat, and bread/pasta sugar fat. Make this year your health year.  

Get a MOVE on it….. Do things that get you moving; for example,take the stairs,  park farther away instead of waiting for the closest parking spot, do stretches in your morning shower, and the like. When was the last time you did a sit-up? No…not just the sit-up to get out of bed! I Challenge you to try a few sit-ups….see how you do. Being strong and healthy is thee main way to stay young. Remember the Fountain of Youth begins within….And did you know, Pure water flushes fat.