How To Protect Your Lungs From Pollution

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The increasing level of air pollution has been a cause of concern across the country and it has hit hard on people at the national capital of New Delhi. It might have caused panic among the people but hold on and read this article. It points out a few simple ways through which one can protect the lungs from being infected with the pollution and thus prevent respiratory problems and other related infections.

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Air pollution does not just affect the respiratory system and the lungs, but continuous exposure to pollution can have a very bad impact on one's immune system. It can harm the blood vessels, the kidneys, increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and further lead to serious health problems related to neurological disorders. If not taken care of on time, it might turn fatal as well.

Wearing masks and having antibiotics are a few of the preventive ways that one could follow but how long can one follow it religiously? Hence, of all the preventive methods, bringing about a slight change in a few of the daily routine activities can be helpful.

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Here is this list of a few ways that help in protecting the lungs from getting infected with air pollution. Take a look.


1 Avoid Exercising Outside:

Since the air is polluted outside, it is better to do a few of the daily routine exercises indoors. One could opt for aerobics as this is one of the best exercises. Meanwhile, yoga and breathing exercises that can be practiced indoors are very beneficial to keep oneself fit.


2. Drink Plenty Of Water:

Keeping the lungs clean is very important to avoid any respiratory infection especially in a polluted environment. Drinking plenty of water helps in keeping the lungs clean.


3.Eat Lot Of Vegetables:

If you are looking at improving your lung health then it is very important to keep oneself away from high fat-containing foods. A low-fat diet comprising of lots of vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower helps.


4.Include Fresh Fruits In Your Daily Diet:

Along with the green vegetables adding fresh fruits in your daily diet helps prevent one from keeping away from the effects of pollution on the lungs. Fruits like apple, pomegranate and oranges are helpful.


5. Getting A Good Night's Sleep:

Having a good night's sleep is also equally important for your respiratory health. If the air flow through the respiratory system gets affected, it might have a bad effect on the lungs.


6. Maintain Personal Hygiene:

In order to keep yourself away from any pollution-related infection, especially in the lungs and respiratory system, one should maintain personal hygiene. Simple ways like washing hands with soap and water and avoiding crowded areas can be helpful.


7. Air Purifying Plant Helps:

A few plants like bamboo, aloe vera and money plants that can be kept indoors help in purifying the air. It is better to keep a few of these plants at home in order to prevent indoor pollution.


8. Check With A Doctor:

If the symptoms like running nose, coughing and wheezing remain for long then it is better to consult a doctor before the problem turns serious.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12:30 [IST]
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