October 24, 2017
Having a healthy size lung capacity can enormously help in providing you with more oxygen for your working body. An increased amount of oxygen makes your lungs more capable of restoring cell health while removing the carbon dioxide that damages your cells. As you age your lung capacity may decrease leaving you with not enough energy reserves. The decline in lung capacity may also lead to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can bring back your lungs vigor and increase your lung capacity naturally.
Exercise in Water
In a swimming pool, submerge yourself until the water reaches your neck and do some stretching. Studies reveal that doing this kind of exercise on a regular basis will help your respiratory system use oxygen more efficiently which translates to better lung capacity and efficiency.
Perform Breathing Exercises
Inhale through your nose and take deep breaths. Exhale through your mouth but do this while your lips are only slightly opened so you can feel some resistance while exhaling. Practice this deep breathing exercise regularly so that your lungs will become used to holding air longer thereby stretching your lungs.
Eat a Healthy Diet
You need plenty of essential vitamins that promote lung health. Vitamins may include beta-carotene that is beneficial for protecting your lungs against air pollution. Sweet potatoes, kale and carrots are a few examples that contain high levels of beta carotene. Selenium is also needed to improve the elasticity of your lungs. Selenium can be obtained by eating Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, shellfish and shrimp. Vitamin C is also a very important antioxidant. You also need to eat foods that are rich sources of vitamin E to enable your body to build new cells and fight against cellular aging.
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