There’s nothing like filling your lungs with a big gulp of fresh air. But for many, breathing easy doesn’t come so, well, easily – especially during springtime.
Pollen, mold, and the changing weather create the perfect storm for poor air quality. And if you have environmental allergies or breathing conditions, like asthma, it can be even more challenging.
So, what are some ways you can keep your lungs in tip-top shape? Here are three important considerations:
Did you know that, as we age, our lung capacity slowly decreases? This leads to shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Fortunately, you can counter this with these lung-expanding exercises:
These exercises will go a long way in keeping your lungs healthy and getting your body the oxygen it needs!
What you eat has a direct impact on your lung health. Amazing, isn’t it?! When looking to support your lungs, consider avoiding super-processed foods, such as deli meats, fried foods, and carbonated drinks.
Instead, load up on delicious, nutrient-packed choices, like:
Another excellent choice is diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) herbs. These have traditionally been used to treat infections, beat fevers, and help with lung health during a cold. Herbs like cayenne, garlic, ginger, and elderflower can be mixed in with warm water and consumed to keep your lungs in tip-top shape.
If drinking herb-infused water isn’t your thing, you may want to try out a lung health-boosting supplement. Here are a couple we recommend:
And as a bonus, these two supplements also contain those diaphoretic herbs that do wonders for your lungs!
While you can’t control Mother Nature or solve poor air quality overnight, there are steps you can take to strengthen your lung health.
We’re here to help support your health and help you breathe easier – no matter what time of year. Try out one of the above tips or give our office a call to see how we can help you breathe freely once again.undefined
Contact Us Today at Lifetime Wellness Center NW. We would love to hear from you!