Did You Know There are Good Coughs?

image136-3After using your Aerobika® OPEP de- vice, you can master your cough to be very effective in clearing your airways.

Deep Coughing: Sit on the edge of your chairwith your feet  on the floor. Start by taking a deep breath and hold it for 2 to  3 seconds. Use your stomach muscles to forcefully expel the air through pursed lips. Avoid a hacking cough or merely clearing the throat. Pressing your arms against your stomach may help. A deep cough is less tiring and more effective in clearing mucus out of the lungs.

Huff Coughing:  With huff coughing slowly  take a breath that is slightly deeper than normal. Use your stomach muscles to make a series of three rapid exhala- tions with your mouth open, making a “ha- ha-ha” sound. Follow this  by  controlled diaphragmatic breathing and a deep cough.