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How to Have Clean Indoor Air this Autumn

How to have clean indoor air in autumn for better breathing and healthy living

With summer wrapping up, you’re going to spending a lot more time indoors. Sweater weather is lovely, but often doesn’t allow laying in the park all day like in the summer. It’s a cozy time, but the increase in airborne pollutants indoors versus outdoors isn’t as appealing. Factors like air circulation and moisture impacts air quality, but there are simple steps you can take to keep your family healthy and breathing clean air through the fall and winter.

Firstly, make sure to clean and replace filters in your air conditioning and heating units. Clean and efficient fans and filters in furnaces, dehumidifiers, and other appliance function optimally and reduce moisture in the home. You should also make sure that air vents between the inside of your home and outdoors is clean for dirt and debris and do an overall autumn cleaning.

Dust collects all over your home and circulates through the air, which you then inhale. Reducing dust that collects can make the air feel fresher, so vacuum the rear grills on your fridge. Be diligent about cleaning drip trays and fixing leaks, as this will prevent mold. Clear out your clothes dryer ducts and vents. Or give yourself a treat and hire some elbow grease.

When temperatures drop and the air becomes dry, invest in a humidifier. In addition to keeping your skin looking good, air with the right amount of moisture is beneficial for the lungs and feels better. This will also help you have a deep sleep with more energized mornings.

Too Hot? Try Breathwork

Long-awaited summer is finally here and we all are hoping to have a good time. But sometimes summer heat can cause some undesired problems. First of all, heat can cause additional discomfort for people with extra weight.

It’s not easy to stay active when it’s above 90F outside and even a simple walk becomes a real struggle. It’s hard to breathe, we start breathing faster and this may even lead to wheezing.

We also sweat more when it’s hot and thus get dehydrated. Our air passages get dry because of faster water evaporation which also makes it harder to breathe. Heart and vessels also need to work harder in hot weather – heart beat rises and blood pressure shoots up.

Dealing with temperature extremes like severe heat can lead to extra stress upon the body. Our body is constantly working to maintain its normal temperature, and when we are exposed to higher levels of heat (or cold), the body will require extra amounts of energy to keep itself at 98.6 degrees. And this extra energy will need higher amounts of oxygen to fuel, and will make lungs work much harder to supply the extra level required.

So, how can we help our body to protect itself against the negative effects of heat?

The answer is simple. Just learn to breathe correctly and train your lungs with Breathslim®! These short exercises (just 20 minutes a day) can be done anytime anywhere – at home, at work… Even in a traffic jam!

Breathing exercises help improve lung function and capacity and decrease the risk of gasping in a hot weather. Slow deep breathing that you’ll acquire will improve heart activity and blood circulation in vessels.

With Breathslim®, your body will also intake twice more oxygen than with normal breathing. This will provide that extra energy your body needs to maintain normal body temperature and reduce stress.

Let’s get a breath of fresh air this summer with Breathslim®!