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Things You Should Know About How To Protect Your Lungs

Have you ever wondered what the lungs in your body look like? They are a pair of sponge-like, air-filled organs situated on either side of the chest.

Based on WebMD, the trachea (windpipe) conducts inhaled air into the lungs through its tubular branches, called bronchi. The bronchi then divide into smaller and smaller branches (bronchioles), finally becoming microscopic.

What else should you know about your lungs?

A.

The right lung is deliberately larger than to make space for your heart.

B.

Because your lungs are made up of tube-like air sacs, they are the only organs in the body that can float when filled up with air.

C.

People who exercise regularly expand their lung capacity and can send oxygen faster through their bodies.

D.

Lung conditions include;

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So, how do you show your lungs some love and protection?

1. Drink enough water

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Water makes up approximately 60 per cent of your body weight. Staying hydrated helps ensure that all organs in the body, work properly.

2. Exercise

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Get up and get out. Don’t sit or lay down all day. Take a walk, jog, dance or ride a bicycle, as long as you’re out there getting just enough sun, you’re exercising and filling your lungs with fresh air.

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3. Ditch that cigarette

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smoking, lung disease conceptual portrait.

For the umpteenth time, stop smoking. It damages the lungs and sends one to an early grave. Smoking is the lead cause of Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

4. Stay away from polluted air

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Keep away from the diesel engine and exhaust pipe. Vacuum carpets and rugs, vacuum, and periodically clean air filters to ensure a healthy air quality indoors.

5. Breathe in breathe out

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Deep breaths can have a multitude of benefits not just for the health of the lungs, but also for the well-being of the mind.

6. Visit your doctor

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The way you visit the doctor for a check-up, visit also for a routine check-up of your respiratory organs. It is that simple.

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