Help navigating this “cold/flu” season, Stay Healthy my friends
During cold/flu and pneumonia season, many people realize how important the element of being able to take a breath can be. You can live a few days without water & weeks without food, but you can only go a few minutes without air. So doing all that you can to care for the health of the respiratory system just makes sense.
DID YOU KNOW:
- the lungs possess almost 1,500 miles of airways and over 300 million alveoli
- You will take probably 20,000 breaths & breathe about 35 lbs. of air each day.
- Plants are our co-companions in breathing. “We” breathe in air, our body uses the oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. “Plants” take in the carbon dioxide & release oxygen. Talk about team work!!!
The actual anatomy of the respiratory tract includes the upper respiratory which include the nasal passages, sinues, pharynx & larynx, while the lower respiratory includes the…
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