Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma and it appears that this number continues to grow with each year. Many Americans work to manage their anxiety through the help of prescription medication, but some are beginning to find relief through other means. (1)
Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma!
Research has shown that optimal vitamin D levels can help reduce symptoms of asthma, due to vitamin D acting as an immune modulator. Other research has shown that eating animal based omega-3 fats helps to decrease inflammation as a result of EPA and DHA. As you are increasing omega-3 fats, it is equally important to decrease omega-6 fats, as these fats can cause inflammation.(2)
Optimal vitamin D levels, increased consumption of animal based omega-3 fats and decreased consumption of omega-6 fats are all shown to help manage symptoms of asthma!
A new study from Concordia University points to 30 minutes of exercise a day to help improve asthma symptoms. The study analyzed the exercise habits of 643 participants who have an asthma diagnosis.(3)
New study shows that 30 minutes of exercise per day can help those with asthma gain more control over symptoms!
The results were overwhelmingly clear: those who participated in physical activity on a regular basis were nearly two and a half times more likely to have control over their symptoms compared to those who completed little to no exercise.(3)
Researchers found that these workouts did not have to be strenuous; just 30 minutes of walking, riding a bike, doing yoga or any other activity resulted in a significant reduction of asthma symptoms.(3)
Traditionally, people with asthma were discouraged to participate in exercise. Out of the 643 people in the study, 245 reported doing no physical activity. Doing something is better than nothing; in the winter months, consider finding an indoor fitness plan as cold air can trigger asthma symptoms.(3)
If you are one of the millions of people in America who suffer from asthma, consider examining your eating and exercise habits. Talk with a trusted practitioner and evaluate how making the above changes influence your own symptoms of asthma. Daily activity is important for our overall health, so remember to get up and move, take a walk, go for a bike ride or participate in a fun family activity.