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How To Protect Yourself From Getting An Asthma During The Winters

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

  Asthma attacks occur more frequently during the winters.


Asthma attacks occur more frequently
during the winters.

Asthma is a condition related to the inflammation or swelling up of the small air passages which causes the production of mucus that ultimately, blocks the small air passages. During an asthma attack, it is these airway passages that constrict and consequently this decreases the oxygen that is provided to the lungs which further cause difficulty in breathing.

Throughout the winter season, individuals who have asthma are at a greater propensity to catch a cold or flu.  In order to ensure that your lungs are in top condition for the winters, take a look at the following recommendations.

Regularly get your lungs checked

The most ideal way to find out the health of your lungs is by getting a lung function test, also known as Spirometry. This test will also help you determine whether or not you need to alter your regular protocol for managing asthma

Keep yourself protected catching other illnesses

Not always is asthma caused due to genetic reason. Instead at times simply allergies, exposure to cooler climate, pollen, hay fever etc can cause symptoms of asthma. Keep a note of things that trigger your asthmatic condition and protect yourself appropriately from these triggers.

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Exercising During The Winter Season

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Exercising during the winter requires extra caution from your end!

Exercising during the winter
requires extra caution from your
end!

Exercising during the winters requires extra precaution and is usually more demanding on your body. Even a minor decrease in core body temperature can affect your muscles enough to make them quiver and will thus impede your performance. Plus, it will also put you at risk of sustaining other severe injuries.

During this time of the year, suffering from sprains and strains is fairly common as the low temperature causes for muscles and the surrounding tissue to go cold. In order to exercise accurately during the winter, you need to accustom your body to the cold climate. To accomplish this, you should start off by working out alternatively in the gym and outside for a week or so, until you feel like your body can handle the outdoors well enough.

In the winters increase your warm up time by an additional 10 minutes. This will ensure that your muscles are properly warmed up and loosened up for the activity. Idyllically the best and safest way to exercise during the winter that will surely restrict your risk of sustaining serious injuries is to adhere to an exercise regimen all year round. This will allow your body to adapt to physical activity in general and hence will also help it to acclimatize to the cooler conditions much more quickly.

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