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The average adult takes anywhere from 12 to 20 breaths per minute. We breathe so often we don’t even notice it, and that is all the more reason to appreciate and take care of your lungs. Your lungs are one of the most durable organs in the body and should last you a lifetime – as long as you take care of them. Here are some tips to keep your lungs in tip top condition:

  • Do not smoke – smoking is the worst thing you can do to your lungs. Smoking increases the chances of getting cancer, and a whole other host of lung problems including bronchitis.

  • Steer Clear of Air Pollution – yes, if you live in a city, it may be difficult to avoid pollution caused by cars and factories. Be mindful

  • Exercise – Exercise is a key theme for not just healthy lungs, but for a healthy life

  • Get Your Snoring Checked Out – Snoring or sleep apnea is a condition where you stop breathing during your sleep. It’s an easy, vital fix.

  • Practice Deep Breathing – Take 5 minutes out of your day to practice deep breathing – deep breathing starts from your stomach. This can strengthen your diaphragm.

  • Protect Your Home Air – Institute no smoking rules in your house to keep air clean and fresh. Also, pay attention to various household cleaners for toxicity, and keep them far away.

  • Eat Vegetables – studies have shown that foods such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are good for the lungs

Those are just a few tips to keep your lungs healthy. Most of these tips translate to a healthy working and living environment as well. Keep your lungs healthy, and they will pay you back in 12 to 20 times per minute!