Asthma is a chronic disease that is characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. The symptoms of asthma are the result of muscle contractions that restrict the flow of air through the airways. These contractions are often caused by inflammation of the respiratory system.
There are numerous triggers that can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms. Some examples of these triggers are allergens and (cigarette) smoke. Avoiding triggers, and self-management of asthma are effective ways to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. The Wim Hof Method can help manage the symptoms of asthma. When you sign up for our Fundamentals online video course, Wim will teach you everything there is to know about his powerful method.
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We believe that self-discipline is something that can be learned, and doing so requires training and repetition on a daily basis. Training your self-discipline benefits you in many ways, as it helps you take decisions in a more rational rather than an emotional manner. This will ultimately give you the power to overcome resistance and to accomplish your goals. Below we give you some simple but effective exercises that can help you improve your self-discipline.
Cold showers. Starting the day with a cold shower is something that requires a lot of self-discipline. It is a simple behavior that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. There are many additional benefits related to cold showers; You can read all about these here.
Meditation. Meditation is a very powerful tool, that can help you improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. Sitting for while keeping your mind still and preventing it from wandering, requires self-control. Therefore, regular meditation can be a great exercise for anyone that wants to increase their self-discipline.
Get the right amount of sleep. When you sleep well, making the right decisions will be a lot easier compared to when you are sleep deprived. Getting enough sleep improves your focus, your mood, and your overall health, and indirectly assists you when you are trying to increase your self-discipline. You can read more on the effect of the Wim Hof Method on sleep here.
Regular physical exercise. Exercising on a regular basis is a great way to improve your self-discipline. It will teach you how to focus on a task at hand, and by doing so you learn how o persevere and accomplish your goals.
Asthma management with the Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method can help you establish an effective asthma self-management routine. That is because following the method brings you important benefits such as improved willpower, a boost of the immune system, and reduction of stress.
While boosting your immune system has a direct positive impact on reducing inflammation throughout your body, and therefore on reducing the symptoms of asthma, willpower can help you stick to your medication routine, while stress reduction can help you cope with the stress caused by asthma symptoms such as acute shortness of breath. Some followers of the Wim Hof Method even report that they don’t need any asthma medication after they’ve incorporated the method into their daily routine for several months.
Practice the Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method is a powerful method, developed by ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof. You can learn more about Wim’s incredible story by watching the documentaries ‘Vice: Wim Hof the Iceman’ and ‘Discovery Channel: Wim Hof - Superhuman'. His method enabled Wim to accomplish a number of extraordinary feats, and as Wim discovered the powerful effects of the method, he decided to share its principles with the rest of the world.
Starting to practice the Wim Hof Method is as easy as signing up for our online Fundamentals video course. During the videos, Wim will teach you everything there is to know about his method. You can watch these videos at your own pace, so incorporating the exercises into your daily routine is easy. Many thousands of people have already made the Wim Hof Method part of their lives, and benefit from it on a daily basis. You now can watch some of their personal stories on our website.
The three pillars
The Wim Hof Method consists of three principles, which Wim calls pillars. These pillars are controlled exposure to cold, breathing exercises, and focus. When you combine the pillars, the result is a positive effect on your overall wellbeing. Common positive effects of the Wim Hof Method are stress reduction, better sleep, improved recovery from physical exercise, more creativity, better focus, and relief from symptoms of diseases such as asthma, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Moreover, many scientists are interested in the physiology behind the method, and in recent years several scientific studies into the Wim Hof Method have been published. You can read more about the science behind the method on our science page.
Wim Hof Method References
Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants