As one of the major organs of the body, you must spend time and effort into caring for your lungs. Regardless if you are young or old, living at home or in a nursing home in Oxnard, California, or have a busy lifestyle, there are simple habits you can adopt to keep your lungs healthy. Here are those habits worth doing:
- Don’t smoke.
If you are a smoker, then stop. If you haven’t smoked a cigarette yet, then do your best to resist the temptation and peer pressure. Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer, as well as other diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, and COPD.
- Get regular exercise.
Everyone should get regular exercise, even those seniors receiving healthcare in California. Exercising pushes your lungs to work harder, which is also a form of workout for it. When your lungs are used to hard work, it becomes more efficient in pumping oxygen into your body and expelling carbon dioxide.
- Avoid exposure to air pollutants.
Air pollutants can damage your lungs and promote aging. While you are young, you may not feel the effect of these pollutants since your lungs can resist the toxins they bring. However, your lungs wear down after continuous exposure, thus it won’t be able to deal with the toxins as you grow older. Take safety precautions against air pollutants.
Conejo Valley Congregate Healthcare, Inc. knows the value of the lungs and is one in promoting quality respiratory care, especially to seniors in assisted living facilities. Set an appointment with us if you need respiratory and pulmonary care services.