Keeping an Asthma Journal
Asthma is nothing new to you. When you were a child, you hoped that your symptoms would dissipate and vanish by the time you were older. At the very least, you would like to say that your symptoms are now well managed and under control. Unfortunately, it’s just not true.
Since asthma continues to be a struggle, it may be time to consider an asthma journal. An asthma journal is a useful tool that helps you to track your asthma symptoms in an attempt to understand their tendencies better. By knowing the trends, you can stay ahead of your symptoms. Fewer symptoms will result in better physical health, mental health, and overall wellbeing. Here’s how to make journaling work:
1. Choose Your Journal
This might seem silly, but the journal you choose has a bearing on the outcome. With today’s level of technology, journaling has moved away from paper and pencil to pixels and apps. When making your choice, focus on the method that will allow you to document the needed information thoroughly and with easy access. If your journal is only accessible some of the time, you may be tempted to skip an entry.
The verdict is in: as long as it is done safely and with approval from your doctor, exercise greatly benefits asthma suffers.