Breathe Better September

September marks the launch of the first ever respiratory awareness month in New Zealand. Breathe Better September is a national movement that invites all Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs. Respiratory disease (or lung disease) includes asthma, COPD, lung cancer, bronchiolitis, pneumonia and countless other conditions. In New Zealand, respiratory disease affects one in 6 Kiwis ? that’s 700,000 people.

There are lots of small things everyone can do to improve their breathing. Better breathing starts with healthy eating, regular exercise, warm and dry housing, healthcare, and being smokefree. Unfortunately, not all Kiwis have these things, making their day to day life harder to maintain healthy lungs. You can find more information to help your family at

At Tots to Teens, we’re committed to bringing families information which will help them to make informed and helpful decisions, and so we’ve put together this article called Warm Homes, Healthy Families ? which gives some vital information about how you can help improve your family’s living conditions.

Just because spring and summer are on their way doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about keeping your house dry and mould-free ? in fact, the warmer months are the perfect time to make home improvements which will help your family to get through the winter safe and healthy. For example, looking for termites in your home in the summer period, as this is the climate that they thrive in, means that you can assure that the structure of your home is sound for the winter months and in the future. Getting companies like terminix in CA, and other areas, to inspect your home could save you a lot of money in the long run instead of wasting money to fix damage caused by undetected termites.

Another critical step you can take right now to improve your family’s breathing is to ensure your home is smoke-free and to quit smoking. Unfortunately, as with anything in life, some people will find the idea of quitting smoking easier than others and will go on to live a healthier life almost straightaway. As with others, the idea of quitting completely can be hard to come by, and that’s why many make the decision to look at how other methods, like vaping and this Aspire Pockex Vape Pen can help them to slowly quit this practice over time. Vaping is becoming much more popular within the smoking community and has been known to be a healthier alternative to smoking, but you must still be careful. Regardless of what you do, you should all have that end goal of quitting smoking for good. Our article Why You Need to Quit Smoking Now gives some good information about getting help with quitting ? check it out.

Have a great week.
Katherine Granich

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