Everyone wants to be healthy but only a few think about maintaining their lung health. For a proper well-functioning body, you also need to take care of your lungs.

Here are some ways to maintain your lungs functioning;

1. Don’t Smoke

You already know that smoking has a detrimental effect on your lungs. It can lead to lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and many other diseases. Smoking causes lungs to age rapidly and reduces their capacity.

2. Exercise to Breathe Harder

For good lungs health, regular exercise of the lungs is important. Exercises cause your heart to beat faster and your lungs work harder, as per the Healthline reports. Your lungs contribute to delivering more oxygen to your muscles through exercise.

Additionally, making your lungs stronger with exercise reduces the risk of any lung disease.

3. Take Deep Breaths

Practice taking deep breaths if you have a habit of taking shallow breaths as it uses only a small part of your lungs. Deep breathes clear the lungs and carries out full oxygen exchange process.

4. Stay Away from Pollutants

When you are exposed to pollutants present in the air, you give a way to the toxins to affect your lungs. Strong and young lungs can fight off the toxins but the older ones lose resistance and become vulnerable to infections and diseases.

Therefore, take precautions in a pollutant area or avoid it altogether.

5. Avoid Infections

Prevent any lung infections by keeping your hands clean and washing them with soap regularly. Drink plenty of water and consume nutritious fruits and vegetables that improve your immune system.

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