Take Care of your lungs in this Covid situation

Improve your room air quality

Keep a clean home and wash linens, vacuum, dust in your home regularly. You may have to do these things more often if you have indoor pets.

Drink more water

Stay hydrated properly is important for your overall health, and it also helps promote proper lung function. Drinking water helps thin the mucus produced by the lungs, which makes it easier to breathe.

Quite smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, and preventable death. Quitting smoking keeps your lungs healthy and significantly decreases your risk for chronic lung diseases. It’s never too late to stop smoking. Giving up tobacco at any age provides health benefits and improves your quality of life.

Encourage others not to smoke

When you decide to smoke or vape, those around you no longer have a choice. It is just is deadly as smoking, it increases a person’s risk for chronic health problems, including COPD and lung cancer.

Exercise and stay active

You know you need to exercise your muscles to keep them healthy and strong. Your lungs need stimulation too! Regular daily activities won’t get your lungs working as hard as they should. Choose physical activity and exercise that gets your heart rate up and makes you breathe deeper.

Physical exercise strengthens your lungs, increases lung capacity, and helps clean your lungs.

Try breathing exercises

Like physical activity, breathing exercises can strengthen your lungs, improve lung function, increase lung capacity, and help clean your lungs. Unlike physical exercise, you can perform breathing exercises at your work desk or during your commute.

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