Blowing up balloons has made me healthier!
I used to have chronic bronchitis – wake up coughing my head off every morning like I had smoked 3 packs of cigarettes (I have never smoked!!). When I started blowing up balloons that went away. My doctor decided it was because I was blowing up balloons. I have been “ballooning” for 11 years and 10 of those years I blew them up by mouth. Instead of suffering 6 or 7 bouts a year, I sometimes went over a year without any symptoms.

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