Thursday, December 31, 2009

The first day of the rest of your life...

Happy New Year Everyone!

What will your resolution be? Quit smoking? Start exercising? Eat healthy? Lose a few pounds?

The first 3 are the most common resolutions. We tell ourselves every year, we'll commit to stop smoking, losing weight, or living a healthier lifestyle. Some of us achieve these goals, while others recommitt each year.

Ok, why am I, and allergy doctor talking about this? More, importantly, why are these 3 resolutions it important for YOUR allergies? Here are just a few...

Quit Smoking

- Do it for your kids! Living with a smoker increases the incidence of asthma
- Do it for yourself! Tobbacco is a known irritant and can cause an asthma attack
- Tobacco weakens your immune system and increases your chance of developing a lung infection

Lose Weight
- Weight loss of 5 lbs can improve your asthma symptoms on a daily basis!
- Fat cells are inflammatory in nature and increase your likelihood of developing allergies
- Extra weigth about your belly puts pressure on your lungs, decreasing the space you have to breathe making it more likely you'll have an asthma attack.

So what's my resolution? To help you achieve yours!

For the next few months, I'll be blogging regularly on tips to help you achieve your goals of quitting smoking & weight loss.

Happy New Year! Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy 2010!

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