how to protect your most precious gift - YOUR HEALTH - to live longer,
get sick less often, look better and feel more energy.
you have cold, you should drink minimum of eight to ten glasses of
a day to replenish lost fluids and keep mucus membranes moist.
such as vitamins C and E help protect our lungs from damage by
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and take extra units od
C and vitamin E daily.
your parents are overweight that doesn't mean you are destined to be
too. Your lifestyle, factors such as diet and activity play very
roles in how much you weight. You may have inherited a tendency to gain
weight, but you can generally prevent it from happening. A good way of
prevention is a minimum of 30 minutes of activity at least five days a
week and don't overeat.
Your Lungs When You Exercise
bad air may cause
various health problems, such as tightness in the chest, wheezing,
and watery eyes, which can get much worse when you exercise. People
respiratory illness, asthma, allergies, the elderly and young children
are most at risk. People who continually exercise in high pollution
can become accustomed to it over time, and have fewer, if any symptoms,
but their lungs may still be negatively affected. Keep in mind that
aren't present only in crowded cities. People who exercise in areas
lover pollution levels may not experience any symptoms, but can also
some decline in lung function. During exercise, we increase our intake
of air (and pollutants), and we also tend to breathe through our mouth
rather than our nose. Try to breathe through your nose, because nose
air better and skip the face mask. Mask may help to block some of the
but can also restrict the amount of air you inhale, making breathing
more difficult. All this doesn't mean you have to abandon
workout and protect your lungs if you:
vigorous exercise when
air is thick and stagnant.
air quality before
indoors if air quality
or late evenings have
usually better air quality.
exercising on busy streets.
exercising during rush
- Try to
and exercise in parks
or side streets.
- If you
breathing, slow down.
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needs, symptoms and treatment.