Tips for Healthy Living

 
  • Incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily.
  • Check local news sources for air quality updates. Plan to enjoy the outdoors early in the day if the air quality index is above 100.
  • Moderate your caloric intake. Enjoy lean meats, low fat food products and remember: Fresh is Best!
  • If you smoke, try to quit. Free help is available at our local American Lung Association - 847-4700 or at 1-800-no butts.
  • Take your medications as prescribed. Don’t ‘just quit taking something because you are feeling better. Contact your physician prior to making any changes.
 
Healthy Living — Woman doing exercise in Bakersfield, CA
 

Tips for inhaler use

 
  • Fully exhale – long and slow
  • Begin to inhale
 
  • Activate your inhaler while inhaling
  • Keep inhaling for at least three seconds
 
  • Hold your breath for at least five seconds
  • Wait at least one minute between puffs and different inhalers