It’s not uncommon for those of us with chronic respiratory, sleep or nervous conditions to have a hard time getting over a cold or flu.
When we first get it, we accept feeling miserable. Then, as the acute symptoms start to lift, we feel like ourselves again. Yay! But often, that exuberant feeling is only temporary as fatigue, a half-stuffy nose and a general sense of malaise become the new norm for a month or longer. We’re more or less OK, but…
It can take weeks or months to get back to our exercise routine, especially coached workouts where we’re expected to push ourselves and someone else is paying attention!
We back out of evening plans. “Sorry,” we tell friends. “I’m not up to staying out late again yet.”
Projects seem more stressful than usual. “I’ll do the taxes next weekend.”
Multiple-errand days? Who’s got the energy!
If it feels like once you succumb to a cold, it lasts half a season, try these time-tested breathing tips to move through it more quickly.
What most people haven't learned about breathing well for good health, is that breathing gently can be more effective than breathing heavily in distributing Oxygen throughout our bodies.The reason lies in our biochemistry and the sensitive balance of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the bloodstream.
In line at the grocery store? Sitting through a boring meeting? Practice breathing activities that strengthen your respiratory resilience and no one will be the wiser -- especially at those times when you're not sick anymore but you don't feel healthy either.
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Breathing Retraining Center LLC’s educational products, courses and coaching are designed to improve breathing skills for people whose issues may be related to habits that have the potential to be improved, as a self-care/wellness activity. Breathing difficulty may be a warning sign of a life-threatening heart or lung condition, infection or other illness. Always check with your doctor about your own situation.The Buteyko Breathing Technique and other breathing-retraining strategies we teach are an alternative approach and are not the practice of medicine, psychology or a form of psychotherapy, nor are they a substitute for seeking medical or psychological advice from an appropriate professional health-care provider. We want to make the important distinction between using the Buteyko Breathing Technique and other breathing-retraining strategies for health and well-being and the practice of medicine, psychology or any other licensed health-care profession.Breathing classes, coaching and other services from Breathing Retraining Center LLC are offered by teachers who are not licensed by the State of California as physicians or other healing-arts practitioners unless so noted. We offer alternative non-medical/non-psychological techniques and our services are considered to be alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed by the State of California.
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