It is very important to take good care of our lungs health. It has become more crucial in these unprecedented times when we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic that affects the respiratory tract. Along with maintaining good hygiene, practising social distancing and wearing a mask all the time, having healthy lungs can help you survive the pandemic in the utmost way. We all must do some breathing exercises every day which will maintain muscle strength around the rib cage and diaphragm. This can help to keep your lungs healthy and cut down the risk of complication from being infected by the coronavirus. Breathing exercises also help to calm your mind, balance energy, stabilise your mood and increase concentration level.
During these unprecedented times while it is important to wear a face mask, follow social distancing and maintain hand hygiene, it is also critically important to keep the lungs and immune system healthy.
It may just improve the body’s ability to fight off different infections or illness. There has been rise in lung health-related issues since the start of the COVID19 pandemic.
People are maintaining their respiratory health and there’s also a general willingness across all age groups to invest more time in physical health training, and respiratory exercises should be an integral part of the regimen.
Exercises and tips to take care for your lungs
➡️ Avoid smoking. It is a major cause of lung cancer and COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
➡️ Those who are constantly exposed to chemicals or dust at the work place, or have smoked in the past, should conduct screening spirometry tests to diagnose lung diagnose at an early stage.
➡️ One should also minimize exposure to outdoor air pollution, and avoid crowd during the cold and flu season.
It is natural to feel stress and anxiety when we face a crisis or the unknown. Experiencing breathlessness, chest pain, sweating, confusion and palpitations during an anxiety attack or in a stressful situation is quite common.
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Tips to follow to make lungs strong
- No smoking or passive smoking
- Exercise frequently-Walking, running and jumping
- Stay hydrated
- Stay Active
- Consume Green Tea
- Consume Apples
- Consume Beetroot
- Consume Turmeric
- Consume Tomato
- Consume Green Vegetables
- Consume Honey Water
- Consume Cinnamon Water
- Consume Mulethi Tea
- Consume Milk,Cheese,Yoghurt And Other Dairy Products
- Consume Iron And Protein Rich Food
- Consume Flaxseeds
- Consume Onions
- Consume Dry Fruits
- Consume Ginger And Garlic
- Consume Citrus Fruits
Effective stress management can help cope with the stress, so you can be happier, healthier and more productive.
TRY THIS: Take a slow breath while counting to five. Hold your breath and count to five. Release your breath to the count of five. Do five sets of this exercise five times a day.
Prolonged exposure to air pollutants has been known to irritate the airways and cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing asthma episodes and chest pain.
People might also contract chronic obsessive pulmonary (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. One way to counter this is by avoiding vigorous exercises in a highly polluted atmosphere. Also avoid smoking, and seek early treatment if you suffer from a cough, wheezing or shortness of breath.
TRY THIS: Sit straight and cross your legs. Pull in a deep breath. Exhale quickly and suddenly, making a puffing sound. The abdominal muscles should be drawn inwards when you exhale. Do this for 10 minutes and then relax your body.
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