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Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean and Healthy

Lungs are the hardest working organs of your body which help in respiration situating within the rib cage. They consist of elastic sacs where the air is inhaled so that the oxygen can pass into the blood and carbon dioxide is eliminated.

Taking good care of your lungs can keep them healthy and allow them to last for lifetime. Don’t take them for granted as they keep us alive. They are durable organs and don’t usually get affected unless you get them affected. Here are a few tips you can follow to keep your lungs clean and healthy:

Exercises

Exercise helps in making improvements in your lung functions. Aerobic and other breathing exercises improve your lung capacity. Breathing techniques are also helpful in improving your mood and making you relax. They aid in keeping your lung muscles stronger with the supply of oxygen. If you have asthma symptoms, wear a mask while doing breathing exercise in cold environment.

Avoid smoking

Smoking is the worst thing you can do to your lungs as it causes obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The smoke narrows the air passage and makes it difficult to breath due to which swelling and chronic inflammation is caused in the lung and eventually leads to chronic bronchitis. Lung tissues are destroyed and cancer is caused. It is never too late to quit smoking.  Besides smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars and marijuana also harm your lungs.

Breath in clean air

Avoid getting yourself exposed in polluted environment. Smoke, air pollution and chemicals in your home, workplace and all around can become the cause of lung diseases. Pollution is the threat to health and life. Make your environment pollution-free so that you may prevent lung diseases.

Make use of Lung cleansing herbs

There are so many natural remedies that can be used for respiratory condition. Plants like oregano, orange peel, lobelia, chaparral, osha root, lungwort, peppermint and eucalyptus have been used for hundreds of years for cleansing lungs. They all support respiratory disorders and the lungs in normal functioning.

Eat healthy food

Eating right is also very important in order to take good care of your lungs. You need to eat food which is loaded with antioxidants. Don’t use supplements. Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy etc half the risk of lung cancer as they are antioxidants-enriches and have protective effect.

Make castor oil pack for lungs cleaning

You can make a castor oil pack at your home easily. It works great for eliminating toxins out of your body. Castor oil is considers as a tonic which helps in maintain your general health and is believed to stimulate lymphatic circulation and waste elimination. Castor oil packs are easy, inexpensive and effective. They are placed in chest just like vapor rubs and are thought to break up congestion and toxins.

Prevent infections

Respiratory infections sometimes can become very serious. You can do so many things to keep yourself protected from those infections. It is very important to safeguard yourself from diseases.  Keep a few small things to do in your daily life which may bring huge advantage to you such as|:

  • Wash your hands often. Use alcohol-based cleaners if you cannot wash your hands.
  • Try not to stay in crows during flu and cold season.
  • Good oral hygiene is important. Keep your teeth and gums clean. Visit your dentist at least every 6 months. Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Get vaccinated against influenza, every year.
  • If you become sick, protect people around you by keeping yourself at a distance.

Get regular health care

Regular checkups help in preventing diseases. Get yourself checked by a health physician even if you are not unwell. This is especially helpful for the health of lungs as diseases associated with lungs are undetected until they become serious.

 



About the author

Alina Awan

I am an educationist, a developer and a chief blogger here at aboutlifez.com. I write to accommodate my readers with healthy tips covering all aspects of their lives hoping that they will help them to wade through the ways to survive life and live to tell about it. I cherish reading and experiencing the words. I am a born leader and I never believe in giving up. I believe in “Stand for what is right, even it means standing alone” Follow me on instagram @alinaawan58