We breathe using our lungs. The respiratory system's lungs transfer oxygen and eliminate carbon dioxide. With rising pollution, lung health is at risk. Keep your lungs healthy with these steps:
One need not exercise significantly, but 30 minutes of exercise daily is sufficient. Walking may be followed by other workouts as the body allows.
Practice mindful deep breathing for a few minutes to strengthen breathing muscles. This also calms and relaxes. Pranayama and simple breathing methods have improved lung health for ages.
Even one cigarette a day is unacceptable. When someone smokes, thousands of substances are breathed, including nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar.
Indoor pollution includes mosquito coil, scented candle, and chulha smoke. While such smoke cannot be prevented, a moist mop or towel may catch and seal particles to reduce exposure.
Pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations are offered for high-risk patients. These injections prevent lung illnesses.