What Does My Cough Mean?

Exploring Air Quality and Your Health After 50

As we gracefully embrace the years beyond 50, we’re met with wisdom, experience, and a certain vulnerability that comes with age. One of the most powerful signals our bodies send us is a simple cough – an everyday reflex that might hold more significance than we realize. Especially when it comes to the air we breathe. So, what does that cough really mean?

The Air We Breathe:
Picture this: a picturesque morning, you step out for a walk, and suddenly, there it is – that cough. Could it be due to the changing weather, or perhaps something deeper? The truth is, our respiratory systems change with age, and we become more susceptible to the effects of poor air quality. But it’s not just limited to those above 50. People of all ages, including younger adults and children, can be affected by the air they breathe.

Years of Exposure:
It’s not just age that plays a role – it’s the years of exposure too. For those of us who have accumulated years of breathing in less-than-ideal air, our lungs may already be showing signs of sensitivity. The body remembers the toxins it has encountered over time, and it’s not uncommon to see the beginning of health conditions as a result of that exposure.

Unmasking Air Pollution:
Air pollution, often invisible to the naked eye, can be a silent enemy, impacting our overall well-being. The result? That nagging cough that keeps us wondering, “Is this normal?”

The Air Shield: A Breath of Fresh Air
Now, let’s talk about solutions. Just as we adapt our lifestyles to maintain our health, we’re also fortunate to have innovative products designed to mitigate the risks of poor air quality. One such product making waves is the Air Shield – a revolutionary wearable air purifier. Imagine it as a personalized air fortress that rests on your head, gently cleansing the air you breathe.

This portable device pulls air in from above, filters it through a meticulous system, and directs purified air right in front of your face. But there’s more: the face shield attached to the Air Shield not only safeguards your face but creates a gentle downward flow of air. This controlled airflow minimizes outside pollutants from compromising the purified air before you breathe it in. It’s a proactive step towards protecting your health and enjoying cleaner air, wherever you go.

Giving Your Lungs a Break:
For those of us who have seen our fair share of polluted air, the Air Shield offers moments in our day when we can give our lungs a break. Whether it’s a brisk morning walk, a stroll through the park, or simply going about your daily tasks, the Air Shield can provide you with a pocket of pure air that your lungs will appreciate.

So, what does that cough really mean? It’s a call to action, a reminder that our bodies deserve the best – especially as we embrace our golden years. Air quality matters, and as individuals of all ages, we’re more […]

3 Benefits of Incorporating Clean Air Exercises Into Your Daily Routine

Do you feel constantly fatigued and drained?

Are you looking for an easy way to increase your energy levels and improve your overall health?

If so, incorporating clean air exercises into your daily routine may be just what you need. Clean air exercises are a simple and natural way to boost energy levels, improve overall health, and even enhance mental clarity. By dedicating just a few minutes each day to these exercises, you can quickly and easily reap the many benefits of clean air exercises.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss three key benefits of incorporating clean air exercises into your daily routine.

1) Improved cardiovascular health

When it comes to exercise, breathing in good air quality is just as important as what you are actually doing. Unfortunately, when we exercise outdoors, the air can often be polluted with pollutants from cars and factories. When these pollutants are breathed in during exercise, our cardiovascular health can be compromised. This is why it is so important to try and practice clean air exercises whenever possible.

One way to do this is by using an air filter or air purifier while exercising outside. A device such as the Air Shield is able to filter out many of the pollutants that can negatively affect our cardiovascular health. The benefits of these devices include better air quality while exercising, improved stamina, and a reduced risk of respiratory infections. Additionally, having cleaner air to breathe while exercising can help us stay motivated and achieve better performance results.

2) Increased lung capacity

Having a good lung capacity is essential for proper breathing and can be achieved through incorporating clean air exercises into your daily routine. One of the most effective ways to do this is through diaphragmatic breathing. This form of breathing involves focusing on the breath while contracting and relaxing the muscles in the abdomen, chest, and rib cage. This helps to expand and contract the lungs, increasing the amount of air that can be taken in. Pursed lips breathing is another exercise that has been shown to increase lung capacity. With this technique, the air is inhaled slowly through the nose and exhaled out of the mouth with pursed lips.

A low lung capacity can be caused by various factors, such as smoking, lack of exercise, and poor air quality. Taking steps to improve the air quality within your home is important, as this can help reduce respiratory infections and improve overall lung health. Investing in an air filter or air purifier can help reduce air pollutants and provide numerous health benefits. Having good air quality also allows for better oxygen intake, thus improving your overall energy levels. With regular clean air exercises and improved air quality, you will be able to experience increased lung capacity, improved cardiovascular health, and fewer respiratory infections.

3) Fewer respiratory infections

Cleaning the air we breathe has multiple benefits, one of them being fewer respiratory infections. Air purifier benefits […]

Safe Air Health Awareness Profile

Since 2020, our team at Safe Air Health has been researching air quality issues throughout the U.S. and other parts of the world where people suffer significantly from poor air quality.

It didn’t take long before we realized we had significantly increased air quality awareness in our own lives. When we look back on when we began this journey, it is clear we were unaware of or ignored many air-quality-related issues confronting our lives and life on this planet. But, we became keenly aware we needed to do more to fulfill our mission. 

Today, we invest our time gathering and organizing information worthy of sharing as a free resource to anyone who desires to learn more. As we grow our organization, we will introduce additional resources to empower the conversation we all need to be having if we are to enjoy cleaner air resulting in a healthier life.

Our first initiative was to revamp our website and design it as an interactive platform to guide our visitors interested in learning about safe air topics. But with so much information to highlight, we realized we needed to give our visitors the ability to quickly sort through what we offer on our website. To do that, we needed a starting point with each guest. To identify that starting point, we needed to know the conditions or circumstances in which they live and the influences or factors that contribute to or detract from their knowledge about air quality. And based on what the visitor knows, doesn’t know, or is unaware of, we wanted to understand the outcomes they are experiencing.

With this in mind, we designed an approach that will enhance your awareness and energize you to take positive actions toward improving or maintaining good health.  

The Safe Air Health Awareness Profile & Guide, presented throughout our website, is a free digital interactive experience. This assessment tool will help you begin your journey to increase your awareness of the conditions, influencing factors, and outcomes you may be experiencing related to air quality. Based on the new information presented in your Profile, you may discover gaps in your current knowledge and awareness that call for personal responsibility and actions. And it will assess your current capability and commitment to maintaining a healthy air-quality lifestyle without using the Guide and doing nothing more than you currently do.

Once you complete the multiple-choice questionnaire, you will immediately receive your overall awareness score and a link to the SAH Awareness Profile that graph awareness levels so you can quickly see your current standing with the issues presented in the questionnaire. As you review your Profile results, you can scroll down to the SAH Awareness Guide portion of the page. Based on your Overall Score, you will discover the links that direct you to the information and tools on our website to help raise your awareness. You will have also received an email  that you can save and use later to access the graph and Guide to quickly access valuable content selected for you. […]