This April, we can all look forward to getting outside and active with some much needed sunshine and fresh air. Nothing feels greater than the good old outdoors as Spring begins to bloom, so I wanted to help raise awareness with the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center throughout Global Asbestos Awareness Week (April 1st-7th). We’ve offered up 5 health tips to consider this Springtime, to help you be aware of asbestos.
Finally, take a deep breath of fresh air! Open up your office, car and home windows when you can and plan a nice “Spring cleaning workout” for that next rainy day when you’re stuck indoors.
Lung health can be as simple as starting with the basics of fresh, clean air. Once you’ve finished your Spring-cleaning you can rest assured that you will be breathing a little easier, so let the cardio begin! Taking the dogs (or a friend) for a walk or jog is a great low-impact start. Joining a soccer league, runners group or even signing up for a local “fun run” are great ways to step it up a notch to strengthen your lungs.
Water, water, water! Add a splash of spring to your water with some lemon, cucumber, or seasonal fruit slices and enjoy! For the most refreshing water, keep re-usable cold bottles of water ready in your refrigerator that you can grab and go and if you prefer filtered, spring is know to offer the best prices on water filtration systems for your home. Or, a good old-fashioned Brita or other water purifier will help to ensure you have the most clean water, safe from toxins like asbestos.
Today, toxins and dangerous chemicals can be found where you least expect to find them and the health concerns associated with their exposure can be life threatening. Pesticides, repellents, even household chemicals can be dangerous whether inhaled or ingested. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the investigation of banning 10 chemicals, including asbestos, however the actual process towards the ban of such chemicals can be months if not years away. W.A.T.C.H. for asbestos and other chemicals and toxins this Spring.
Raise Asbestos Awareness
Although the use of asbestos in construction and other trades has been reduced considerably in the past decade, asbestos is still not banned in the United States, today. Exposure to asbestos is still likely and common, yet awareness of and access to asbestos-related information often remains very limited. Help spread the word and raise awareness throughout Global Asbestos Awareness Week by using hashtag #GAAW and check out my recent posts for more health and fitness tips.