There’s nothing more frustrating than long work commutes with respiratory issues. The added cooler weather change and dusty old coats don’t help the situation, either. However, we can shoot you three pieces of advice that we know you’ll appreciate during your next trip to work.
Pack Anti-Asthma Food
It sounds strange that digesting certain foods may help you breathe better but it’s true! Foods like apples, ginger, turmeric, kale, and carrots can help you with asthma conditions. These foods have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and Vitamin C benefits that can help you make it through the day.
Another strategy you could employ is to carry a handheld, portable nebulizer with you on your commute or even leave a compact one at your destination. These travel-size nebulizers are so light and quiet they won't disrupt your work environment. Also, they run on batteries so there are no wires to worry about.
Catching the train, stuck in traffic, spilled coffee down your shirt—All of these mishaps can cause you to be stressed and stress may cause your asthma symptoms to worsen. It can be something as small as realizing that you’re becoming stressed and the stress of knowing you’re going to be stressed just spirals into a breakout wheeze or coughing fit. Goodness.
That’s why it is important to practice simple stress-relief tactics on your work commute. So what if your day didn’t go exactly as planned? You have everything you need, including a lightweight nebulizer that’s there for you in the case of a meltdown or for after-commute relief.