Help Your Lungs Breathe Easy!
Practice Deep Breathing
Specific breathing exercises can improve lung function (especially for individuals who smoke or who have lung damage from chronic lung disease)
Some tools can help you practice your breathing, such as a spirometer. This kind of device is often used after surgery to help with the recovery process.
Other breathing exercises include- pursed-lip breathing, belly breathing (diaphragmatic breathing)
Avoid Artificial Scents
You may think that you’re helping the air in your home by making it smell nice with air fresheners, candles, or those popular wax candle warmers. However, these fragrances are often full of harmful chemicals that can irritate your lungs.
Even household cleaners can act as irritants, so replace your cleaners with all-natural products if possible.
Engage in Aerobic Exercises
An exercise routine that incorporates aerobic activity can help improve your lung capacity.
They include- walking, running, cycling, whether outdoors or indoors, swimming, dancing, or dance-inspired workouts such as Zumba, boxing, sports such as tennis.
If you have chronic lung disease, it’s essential to speak with your doctor before starting an exercise program to find the routine that’s right for you.
Keep Indoor Plants or Air purifiers
Start cleansing your lungs by improving the quality of the air in your home. You can purchase an air purifier that can be placed in individual rooms.
Indoor plants for respiratory health clean air at our homes and workspaces. Sure, air purifiers are a mandate, but why not try something more natural?
Consume Vitamin-rich Food
Vitamin-rich food could help promote the repair of lung tissue.
Vitamin C has properties that allow it to fight back against free radicals and toxins, and it also helps your body flush out these potentially damaging molecules.
Getting enough vitamin A in your diet through foods or supplements may help your body initiate its natural repair process in the lungs.
Also, few studies found that healthy vitamin D levels reduced the number of asthma attacks that required corticosteroid treatment.
Consume Anti-inflammatory Foods and Drinks
Certain foods and drinks contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants, reducing airway inflammation- help you breathe easier.
A study found that consuming green tea just twice a day was shown to reduce the risk of COPD in people 40 years and older.
Other anti-inflammatory options include- berries, broccoli, turmeric, and dark chocolate.
Also, drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and tobacco, and spend more time outside.
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