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Breathe Easy with Our Tips for Healthier Lungs

When it comes to your health, it’s likely that you don’t consider how your lungs are a big part of keeping you healthy, strong and on your feet. We all know that we need to breathe to live, but are you aware of how much your lungs are doing for you right now? When we don’t appreciate how hard our lungs are working for us. We don’t give them the daily care and attention they need. 

Some of us turn to smoking or vapes for something to do with our hands, but in doing so we are perpetually damaging the lungs that we do have. This leads to being unable to breathe the way that you should. Looking after your lungs will allow you to prevent lung cancer, to prevent coughs that make you feel like you’ve pulled a muscle. The activities that you do day-to-day need to be those that look after your lungs, and that means that you need to consider how you can improve your lung health to ensure that you are breathing easier every day. Let’s take a look at our tips for healthier lungs.

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  • Learn to breathe. One of the fastest things to do to be able to help give your lungs a healthier look and feel is to learn how to breathe deeply. This is called diaphragmatic breathing and there are techniques that are used for those who are experiencing problems with their lungs. Essentially, it works to ensure that you are rehabilitating your lungs and allowing them to breathe better than before.
  • Start meditating. One of the easiest ways to get your lungs into a better shape is to meditate because you are learning how to breathe deeply. Breathing and slowly inhaling allows you to expand your belly while you are aware of the diaphragm lowering and your lungs expanding. When you expand your ribs, you give your lungs more room to take in more oxygen, which can really help you to clear your head at the same time.
  • Start counting your breaths. If you want to increase your lung capacity, you need to learn to count your breaths and increase the length of your inhalations. Once you’ve discovered the count for your average breath, you can start working on expanding this and essentially work your lungs like a muscle to help it to stretch.
  • Start learning to sit up. If your posture is awful, especially if you are working at a desk job. It’s much easier to hunch over, but this is actually constricting your lungs. If you want to make sure that you are having healthier lungs then you need to watch your posture, sit tall and reach overhead to make more room for them.

Your lungs deserve a chance to be as healthy as the rest of your body, and while you can’t always take control of the pollutants you may be breathing in, even if you’re a non-smoker, you can learn to love your lungs.