Many people, especially young children, choke on food or other items.

There are several reasons as to why an individual may experience choking. Here are some of them and suggestions on how to reduce your risk of choking

Are you eating whilst rushing around?

Avoid eating meals and snacks while rushing around. Opt to rather take a few minutes to sit down and enjoy your food. For example, spend a few minutes eating your sandwich instead of trying to gobble it down whilst on your way to your next meeting.

Set a good example for your children as they often learn through observation. Eat meals together at a table. Do not encourage them to eat when they are playing or running around, even if you or they are in a hurry.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.

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