Sunday, July 26, 2009

Breathe, Cough, Laugh

According to research…

…laughter (even fake laughter) reduces stress,
boost the immune system, and helps people heal quicker.

…deep breathing help support your lungs and lymphatic
system, and encourages your body to burn fat.

…the huff cough helps get rid of mucus in the lungs.
(The huff cough should be used anytime a cough is needed.
During huff coughing you gently say the word huff. If you
have a cold, remember to cough into disposable tissues to
keep from spreading germs, then promptly throw the tissue
away and wash your hands)

Keeping these great benefits in mind, remember to practice
deep breathing throughout the day, huff cough when you
need to cough, and laugh often, even if you have to fake it.

Visit the following link to read more ways you can benefit
from laughing:
http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/laughter.htm

Visit the following link to read more info on how you can
benefit from deep breathing:
http://www.womentowomen.com/fatigueandstress/deepbreathing.aspx

Visit the following link to read more info regarding the Huff Cough:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/chest/home/huff-cough.htm
http://www.cts.usc.edu/lpg-breathingcoughingexercisesafterlungsurgery.html

8 comments:

  1. Great post.
    Blessings and prayers,
    Andrea

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  2. Wonderful advice! Great having you back. You were missed these past couple of weeks.

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  3. Waoh..even fake laffter works?!!!
    Nice I wuld say..
    Where have u been my dear frend Anita?
    And how are you and the family?
    xoxoxo

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  4. oh wow huff breathing? hmm, the things you learn on this darn internet! Thanks for sharing this great info!

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  5. Wonderful post, Anita! I’m a great believer in laughter being the best medicine. I’ve read that it’s like aerobic exercise for the insides! Almost any situation or health problem can be relieved by laughing even, as you said, if you have to fake it. :-)

    I’ve also heard that about the benefits of deep breathing, but the “huff” cough is new to me. I’ll have to remember that one!

    --Susan

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  6. Thanks for the feedback everybody.
    Glad you like this post. Sorry I
    stayed away so long.

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  7. I agree on the laughter part...
    It is really a stress reliever... to laugh, out loud, and as much as possible. every day!


    *loves*

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  8. Thanks for the feedback
    Toothfairynotes!

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