Breathe Well

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Breathe Well

Employers are implementing wellness programs across the country because of the astounding results that have been observed. The International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans’ report on Workplace Wellness Trends 2017 found that among employers offering and measuring their wellness efforts, more than half found a decrease in absenteeism, 63 percent are experiencing financial sustainability and growth, 66 percent reported increased productivity and 67 percent said employees were more satisfied.

LinkedIn recently took some major steps to improve their employees’ well-being. This included installing “mindfulness lounge areas” to promote healthy thinking and breaks from technology, issuing devices that monitor breathing patterns to ensure employees are more conscious of their breath, positioning healthier food choices within reach, offering infused water to promote hydration, and holding “sleep fairs” to educate on the benefits of sleep and provide tips for getting a good night’s rest.

One of the most important things LinkedIn focused on, in the mind of Vitalus Health, is breathing. After all, breathing keeps you alive. Breathing incorrectly has been linked to sleep issues, inability to lose weight, how you think and process things, upset stomach, and more.

Here are a few conditions that impact your breathing:

  • Asthma – a chronic respiratory disease characterized by periodic attacks of impaired breathing due to inflammation, narrowing, and irritation of the airways.
  • Bronchitis – a respiratory disease in which the mucous membrane in the lungs’ bronchial passages becomes inflamed.
  • Emphysema – a long-term lung disease in which the tiny air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the airways in the lungs are damaged.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – a problem with breathing air out from your lungs. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Vitalus Airway’s Lung and Airway Management Program uses hospital-based treatment modalities for people with these conditions at home. Using breathing assist devices and clinical therapeutics that help you improve lung function and reduce symptoms associated with COPD and other lung disorders.

It’s extremely important to be conscious of your breathing to ensure you minimize the impact of these conditions. We value wellness, that’s why we offer the amalgam of services that we do. Our special model combines home health, disease management, pulmonary disease management, and case management to close the loop with physicians so that patients get well-rounded care.

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