9. Enjoy Walking
Walking is a great cure for shortness of breath, which is common among overweight people. Regular walking helps improve your stamina and reduces episodes of breathlessness. It also helps you lose weight.
In addition, walking will provide distractions to help your subconscious mind restore your normal breathing.
Walk at a moderate pace for 30 to 60 minutes, 5 times a week, to boost your metabolism and increase your stamina.
10. Relaxation Therapies
Relaxation therapies like yoga and meditation can also help deal with breathing difficulties. Such therapies can increase blood and oxygen flow throughout your body and even slow down your heart rate. In addition, they can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can worsen your condition.
If possible, do yoga and meditation in an open area where you can breathe fresh and pure air.
To reap the benefits of yoga and meditation, do it on a regular basis and in the correct way. Learn these therapies from an expert.
- Keep a journal of when you experience shortness of breath, what makes it better and what makes it worse.
- If you have difficulty sleeping, try to sleep propped up with several pillows or in a recliner. You can also try to lie on your side with a pillow between your legs and your head elevated with pillows.
- Avoid sleeping in an overly warm room as it can worsen shortness of breath.
- You can even try changing your position to help relieve shortness of breath.
- When you begin to feel short of breath, stop what you are doing and rest until your breathing returns to normal.
- Instead of focusing on your breathing, try to distract your mind. This helps your subconscious mind take control of your breathing again.
- Take short breaks at regular intervals while doing strenuous activities to avoid shortness of breath.
- Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals at home or work.
- Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables.
- Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and thin out the mucus, making it easier to expel.
- Do not take any supplement or medicine without consulting your doctor.
- People with asthma may use an inhaler before exercising.
- Use a humidifier, especially in winter, as dry air thickens mucus and can make breathing difficult.