One of our huge organ is our lungs. But we often don’t consider the important issue role our lungs play in keeping us strong and well. It’s not until we experience problems breathing that we take notice. Like the rest of our body, our lungs need daily care and attention.
The lungs feed oxygen to every cell in the body. Without sufficient oxygen, people are more prone to health problems, including respiratory illnesses and even heart disease.
Even though we breathe everyday, it is still not enough to keep the oxygen flowing through the body at peak levels.
“Lungs at rest and during most daily activities are only at 50 percent of their capacity,” says a certified specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. “Like the rest of your body, lungs thrive on movement and activity.”
You need to challenge the lungs with more intense activity like playing sports or do cardiovascular workout. It help to cleanse your lungs and counteract the build-up of toxins and tar in the lungs caused by environmental pollutants, allergens, dust and cigarette smoke.
Follow these 7 tips to improve your lungs health:
1. Diaphragmatic breathing
This technique can be used for people who are experiencing lung problems related to asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, as well as healthy individuals.
Diaphragmatic breathing uses the awareness of the diaphragm muscle, which separates the organs in the abdomen from the lungs. Concentrate on lowering the diaphragm as you breathe in, you’ll get a much deeper inhale. This is the technique that professional singers use to increase their lung capacity.
2. Simple deep breathing
Deep breathing can help you get closer to reaching your lungs’ full capacity.
As you slowly inhale, consciously expand your belly with awareness of lowering the diaphragm. Next expand your ribs, allowing the floating ribs to open like wings. Finally, allow the upper chest to expand and lift.
After this, exhale as completely as possible by letting the chest fall, then contracting the ribs and, finally, bring the stomach muscles in and up to lift the diaphragm and expel the last bit of air.
3. Counting on your breath
Increase the length of your inhalations and exhalations. Start by counting how long a natural breath takes. If it takes to the count of five to inhale it should take to the count of five to exhale. You’ll want them to be of equal length.
Once you’ve discovered the count for your average breath, add one more count to each inhale and exhale until you can comfortably extend the length of time it takes to fill and empty your lungs.
The point is to avoid straining or being uncomfortable. It should be a gradual and easy process.
4. Watch your posture
The lungs are soft structures, you want to occasionally sit tall and reach overhead to make more room for your lungs.
A simple technique for giving your lungs even more room is leaning back slightly in a stable chair, lifting the chest and opening the front of your body as you breathe deeply.
5. Staying hydrated
Lungs require fluid to exchange air when breathing. Getting enough water is as important for the lungs as it is for the rest of the body. Staying well hydrated by taking in fluids throughout the day helps keep the mucosal linings in the lungs thin. This thinner lining helps the lungs function better.
6. Laugh a healthy lung
Laughing is a great exercise to work the abdominal muscles and increase lung capacity. It also clears out your lungs by forcing enough stale air out that it allows fresh air to enter into more areas of the lung
7. Take Tigerus Tiger Milk Mushroom
Tigerus Tiger Milk Mushroom has the effect mechanism of ‘cleansing, regulating, restoring and protecting’. It possesses anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulating properties which can effectively repair the damaged tissue of the lungs, enabling the respiratory system to restore its self-cleansing and metabolic function, while stimulating and modulating immune functions and increases immune cells and enhancing its activity against infectious disease. It helps to relieve lung & respiratory problems such as sinus, allergy, chronic cough, asthma, smoker etc. It cleans and strengthens the lung & respiratory system, therefore it is very beneficial to those expose to pollution.