How to keep your lungs healthy

People often take care of their bodies externally (sometimes they don’t even do that), but forget about their internal organs. Internal care is actually very important, and the lack of care of any organ can be fatal.

I am not trying to scare you or anything, so let me come directly to the point. Today, I will talk (or rather write) about an important organ that is very often ignored. As it is clear by the heading itself, this blog is about Lungs. You already know the function of the lungs, so I won’t be discussing that. This blog will tell you how to take care of your lungs in 10 mins or less.

Enough of this never-ending intro and let’s get straight to the important things you should be doing for your lungs:

1. Physical activity

I am pretty sure you saw this coming; well, it is actually very important. I have already written about how any kind of physical activity is important for your body, heart, etc. So add lungs to that list as well.

As I have mentioned before, you can do any kind of physical activity, the goal is to keep you moving. So after reading this blog, you better make a plan or something for it. Also, check out a few of my useful blogs for more info:

Creative workout ideas( It’s gonna be fun)

3 Best morning exercises- Walk, run, Cycle!!

Let’s Get Moving

2. Quit smoking

If you are a smoker, kindly quit that. Although, I know that just saying you to quit smoking, will not make you stop. But, I am sure you want to live a healthy life and want to do more things in your life. You might have already seen tons of advertisements about how dangerous smoking is for you and people around you (passive smoking is even more malignant), so kindly make a better choice.

Not convinced yet? Maybe this video will convince you a bit-

3. Eat healthily

Eating healthy is important and I have said that numerous times. This time I will specifically tell about food that is good for the lungs.

Food that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are good for the lungs. You can take- green tea, nuts, flax seeds, fatty fish, garlic, honey, ginger, blueberries, strawberries, apple, pumpkins, green vegetables, etc. You can make a salad of these if you want at your own risk, just consider these.

4. Consider doing Pranayam

In Sanskrit “Pran” means soul or life force and “Ayam” means control. When we control Pran Vayu (air) or when we go for the correction of Pran Vayu, that protocol is called Pranayam. With Pranayam, we enhance the level of oxygen in our lungs which leads to the normal flow of blood in our body and at the same time purify it for the proper functioning of our organs.

Pranayam is just not confined to increasing the immunity system through controlled breath; but, also it gives immense strength to thoughts, character and presence of mind in various situations.

I would personally recommend you to try pranayam, with daily practice you can definitely increase the efficiency of your respiratory system.

I have gone through many videos and found the best video that can teach you pranayam. Although this video is in Hindi, but you will find it easy to follow along. Check it out:

Also, shower some love to her amazing channel if you want to learn more about yoga.

5. Other things you can do

This point is basically a wrap-up, let me quickly share things that are good for your lungs and help you to breathe even better.

Consider Indoor plants like:

  • Snake plant
  • Spider plant (trust me, I’m not asking you to invite animal kingdom to your home, these are actually plants).
  • Aloe-vera
  • Arcea Palm
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Engish Ivy

-> You can also buy an air purifier, that will tell you if the air inside your home is dirty or not, and will help in cleaning it. Check this out:

->Steam inhalation can also help in breathing as it drains the mucus, but frequent inhalation of steam is not advisable.

Before I end this blog, I would suggest you get your lungs tested to know more about your lungs. Some people think that they are able to breathe properly, so everything is fine, but it’s better to get tested for a safe side.

You can also find Fat Guy workout on social media, drop a hi or something.

Until next time, Keep breathing (well, you will obviously do that) and kindly remember to SMILE.

28 responses to “How to keep your lungs healthy”

  1. Aptly written! It is very important (now all the more) to take care of one’s health inside out. Thanks for the precise information and doable tips.

  2. trust me, I’m not asking you to invite animal kingdom to your home, these are actually plants
    …πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I just studied animal kingdom and landed to your page!!
    Jokes apart, this was a really really helpful piece, Devang!
    Really appreciate your efforts, keep up the good work!!πŸ’•

    • Thank you so much for spending your precious time on my blog. πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
      There are few more plants based on animal names and I refrained from adding them πŸ˜….
      Also, I would appreciate if you can find some more time for my other blogs as well. I would be grateful for your valuable feedback.

    • I would like to know more about how you treated your lungs infection, this relevant and actually info can help many people, I wonder if these tips can help people recovering from covid.
      I could have shared about info from google, but actual information matters the most!!
      Also, Thanks for visiting my blog.

      • There is this ball exercise that I do, it increases the capacity of the lungs. You have to suck in air to lift three balls, the more you life the better. And the rest was medical treatment I suppose.

  3. In Delhi, we can actually smell all the smoke in our home also especially during October and November. My family had put indoor plants and now we can clearly feel difference. We got better air at least at our home now!

    • I know how worse conditions are in delhi 😐
      What else you do for a fresh air ??
      I wonder if air purifier brings much difference
      I could use that info for future blogs πŸ™‚

      • My society is comparatively greener than other localities and societies here so we don’t really need an air purifier. But in places like Gurugram most of the people use air purifier. They don’t even get proper sunlight at their homes.

      • Its really hard to find optimum balance between nature and development. I’m elated to know that your society has some greenery and also you have indoor plants at home πŸ™‚
        My city also has moderate pollution, but we have a garden, so it’s better than nothing.
        Thank you so much for responding πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

  4. This is great information! Breathing exercises have helped me so much with my anxiety, I used to get panic attacks and had to learn to calm my nervous system. Keeping our lungs healthy is more valuable than most people would think! Thanks for all of the ideas to help me achieve great lung health. πŸ™ Keep sharing, we all need these health tips and reminders.πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for commenting. I’ve seen anxiety and panic attacks are shown in a wrong manner on tv. I would like to know more about it and how you deal with it , if you are comfortable talking about it)

      • Ground techniques and like I said breathing exercises are the only way I’ve found to get through them easier. The thing that took me the longest to figure out is that anxiety can cause a spiral. You get anxious, then you freak out because you feel anxious. If you go down the spiral it can lead to a panic attack. So identifying when you feel anxiety building and then grounding yourself is how you can prevent them the begin with. The easiest tip is to use your senses to name things in your in environment so you can focus on being in your body. It’s called the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique. There are lots of breathing exercises, but I just use the one on my Apple Watch.

      • Thank you so much for this valuable information. I can use it somewhere and it can surely help people ☺️
        You are very generous for replying me with this, means a lot πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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