Eating nutrient rich foods is an important part of your diet when you need oxygen. For those who may have lung health issues or respiratory medical conditions diet is just as important. If you suffer from asthma, COPD, bronchitis or other lung illnesses then take a look at what foods can help enrich your lung function.
Always remember that water is also important part of your daily routine as well as getting enough sleep and exercise.
Here are some food which are recommended to improve lung function:
Face coverings are becoming part of the everyday outfit now for most European citizens. Many have been advised to wear these face coverings to protect yourself and others. The UK has just announced that they must too wear a face covering when go into a shop or supermarket or they will be fined. There are several arguments for and against’on or off’, what do you think?
Here are a few of the outlined arguments against:
Wearing a mask may inhibit breathing for those who already have respiratory problems
Dirty masks (as people may not wash them) can help spread more germs
It makes people feel invincible and therefore defeats the object
Here are a few of the outlined arguments for:
Protect yourself and others from catching anything infectious
Duty of care to health workers to keep safe at all times
China has already had wearing masks as a norm – even stylish that now it is selfish to not wear a mask especially if you feel ill, plus protects people from pollution
Let us know your opinion in the comments…
YES – You find it MORE SAFE to travel now nearly everybody has to wear a face mask or covering NO – Although other people wear face masks or coverings, you may feel this puts you off and won’t travel as it does NOT make you feel safer than before.
The British Lung Foundation have put together this video to demonstrate exercises that help keep your muscles strong. A lot of us have been at home and sitting down more than we are used to. These exercises remind us that we still need to maintain our strength during this challenging time. If you still cannot go out or only for a short period of time and you are getting short of breathe, here are some exercises that help give breathing techniques and also at different levels.
You may not realise that there are foods that help with lung function or can help to increase oxygen blood levels. There are many foods but here we are listing our ten favourites:
Now that we are all cooking and baking at home and have more time to really think about our meals plus our health why not try and make some delicious meals using any of the above ingredients so enhance your daily meal intake with oxygen rich foods.
For those who have COPD, asthma and other respiratory conditions and use medical oxygen to breathe this is a great way to make sure you are eating the correct foods that you can benefit from. Plus it is fun to create a nutritious dish and try something new!
Covid-19 is taking over our lives and while we all try to stay home and save lives it can be difficult to remain positive with all the negativity in the media or our thoughts.
Here are some 3 positive things you can do to give yourself the mental boost you need whilst being indoors and at home especially when you already are vulnerable or sick.
Create a mood board or bucket list Zone in on your hobbies, interest, travels and plans for your future. Put all your ideas on paper, in a scrap book, list in your phone or even type up on the computer. You can be as creative as you wish but ultimately focus on what you are going to do or go to or start once this is all over!
Stay hydrated It is important to remember to stay topped up with fluids and we may forget as not moving around as much. Your body still needs to be kept from dehydration as this can lead to bad skin, IBS flare up to headaches and tiredness to name a few. The NHS and The European Food Safety Authority state, “Women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day”.
Video call your loved ones regularly Make sure you are keeping in touch with your friends, family or even your groups such as your local club or hobby group. You can set up virtual meet-ups, virtual drink nights to give a bit of fun to your week and see some friendly faces. Do not be scared to use video software as once you have mastered how it works it really makes you feel as if you are with all those friendly faces in the room and makes you feel really happy and in-touch with the outside world.
Don’t forget you can download all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. FREE guide over on our website today at oxygenworldwide.com.
The team at OxygenWorldwide have put together all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. The book gives general tips and advice for oxygen users during this global pandemic from how to look after your oxygen equipment to activities, planning your next holiday for 2021 and looking after your mental health.
We are all living through strange times at the moment as the whole world is going into lockdown with Covid-19. As we all learn to social distance and be at home more how can you stop boredom or getting anxiety?
Here are a few things to do to make sure during these times you have a bit of self-care and keep positive, even if you are also dealing with a condition and part of the vulnerable groups of people living with respiratory health problems and using medical oxygen to help you get by each day:
Daily exercises – maintain your daily exercises and stretching to keep up movement and health. Exercising not only helps you stay fit and strengthen muscles but it will boost being positive and an aid a good routine for the day.
Be kind to yourself – If you don’t feel up to doing anything one day let yourself relax, do not get stressed out by these feelings as you will feel more anxious. We all need a rest and time off now and again so just have that lay in or nap as your body is telling you to do so!
Keep in touch – Have a system where you keep in touch with friends and family each week – this may be a certain time each day or week or even a virtual call from your computer. Seeing faces and talking to loved ones really keeps you connected and happy. It’s always good to talk and also means you can check in with people to see if they are doing OK.
If you condition worsens or you have problems with your medication, medical oxygen supply don’t at all feel like you are being a burden to the GP, Hospitals or suppliers. Your health is important and even more so right now so if you need help or you wake up one day and don’t feel right please call and get in touch as it may be important.
Finally use the time to teach yourself something new. Have you always wanted to learn a language, read that book you never get around to or even plan your next holiday. We have more time than ever to really sink our teeth and thoughts into being a better cook, baking a cake, take up a course online or even just getting creative and reading up on your next plan – its time to plan that next adventure and remember we can still help you on your travels so please do look up our recommendations and links!
1 – We know what causes the disease, compared to for example, AIDS where it took 2 years to identify it. 2 – We know how to diagnose someone. 3 – The situation in China is improving. 4 – 81% is a mild version. 5 – The majority of infected people are healed, there are 13 times more recoveries than deaths and this number is increasing. 6 – Children are almost unaffected. 7 – Coronavirus is easily inactivated by means of e.g.ethanol etc.