Lung is one organ that has a vital function in sustaining life. For that condition must be kept healthy and strong. ”The lungs are organs of long-lasting as long as he is not being attacked from outside and treated properly,” says Norman H. Edelman, MD as chief medical officer of the American Lung Association (ALA), as quoted by Health.com.
But unfortunately many people who do not realize this, so without realizing some of his habits can actually damage the lungs. Here are ways you can do to keep the lungs to stay healthy and strong, namely:
Do not smoke of any kind
Dr. Edelman said there is no safe limit when a person smokes, the more often he smokes and then the risk of her lungs to be damaged will be even greater. This is not only limited to cigarettes, but also includes a cigar or marijuana that could endanger the lungs.
Keeping the air clean
Clean air will reduce the risk of lung exposed to foreign objects from outside that could cause damage. For that avoid the use of motor vehicles and stop the habit of burning wood or trash. And wary of the threat of air pollution from the environment.
The better the person’s cardiorespiratory fitness it will be easier for the lungs to keep the heart and muscle oxygen supply. In addition, regular exercise is very important and helpful for people with chronic lung disease.
Improving indoor air
The air in the room also can affect lung health, such as the carpet is not clean, air freshener with hazardous chemicals, excessive use of candles or the workmanship of the building. To that provide good ventilation for the room and reduce the resources that affect the lungs.
Eating the right foods
There is evidence that a diet rich in antioxidants are good sources for the lungs. Dr. Edelman said that all the good vegetables, but leafy green vegetables have lots of antioxidants and have a protective effect. This source should come from food rather than supplements.
Using protective equipment when working
Many jobs that put workers at risk for lung problems, such as construction workers to hairdressers. For that wear personal protective equipment eg masks tailored to the type of work that could hinder the entry of particles into the body.
Using safe products
Some household products sometimes remove particles or gases that are harmful to the lungs. Try to avoid oil based products, products that release volatile organic compounds (volatile organic compounds / VOCs), avoid the use of ammonia and read the label carefully.
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