Help you breathe easier!
There’s a reason folks who live by the sea tend to be extra-healthy: Breaking waves emit tiny salt particles that inhibit airborne bacteria, allergens and pollutants. Once inhaled, these microscopic molecules loosen mucus and ease inflammation, relieving allergies, bronchitis and even asthma—and one study reported a remarkable 73% improvement in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)! ■ Get the benefit anywhere! Try halotherapy (from “halo,” Greek for salt), a research-backed therapy that’s totally free! Boil water in a medium pot, add 2 Tbs. sea salt. Remove from stove, cover your head with a towel, forming a tent, and lean over the pot. Your face should be 12 inches away to prevent getting burned by the steam. Breathe normally, then take an extra- deep breath every minute or so, repeating for a total of five to 10 minutes.