Covid-19 is a respiratory disease that affects the lungs. When a virus enters the body, it comes in contact with the mucous membranes that line the nose, mouth, and eyes. The virus enters a healthy cell and uses the cell to make new virus parts. It multiplies, and the new viruses infect nearby cells.
We should focus on making our respiratory tract healthy. Few exercises can make your lungs healthy if you practice regularly. My family and I regularly practice these exercises for the last year, and because of it, we are fit and fine.
These exercises are very effective in keeping the respiratory tract healthy. If we get infected by any means, the symptoms will be mild.
Keep an oximeter in your house. You can easily measure your body’s Oxygen level sitting in your home. If your oxygen level is less than 94%, then immediately rush to the hospital.
By practicing breathing exercises, our oxygen level also increases. Please, it’s a kind request to everyone to pay attention to breathing exercises along with Yoga.
Best Exercise for Lungs
It keeps your lungs healthy. Give it a try, and you’ll find the difference. I will mention how to learn Shankh or Conch shell blowing.
The sound of a Conch shell or Shankha is synonymous with the beginning of something important in Hinduism and Buddhism as it symbolizes an auspicious onset.
My husband blows the Conch Shell in the morning every day to remember God. It helps him keep his mind free from negative thoughts and generate zeal and positivity to begin the day with positivity.
Benefits of Shankha or Conch Shell Blowing
Apart from making your lungs healthy, it also strengthens the rectal muscles, prevents the rectal muscles, and prevents gradual weakening of the rectal muscles.
It also puts pressure on the prostate area, which improves prostate health and helps prevent prostate enlargement.
It is a simple technique for slowing down a person’s breathing and getting more air into their lungs. Regular practice can help strengthen the lungs and make them work more efficiently.
How to do purse lip and belly breathing
Sit in a comfortable position, or lie down on the floor. Breathe in through the nose for 2 secs. You will experience the air moving through your nostrils into your abdomen, making your belly expand while your chest remains relatively still.
Purse the lips as if about to blow out the candles on a cake.
Breathe out very slowly through pursed lips for 4 to 6 secs; thus, the stomach goes in.
Repeat for 5 to 10 mins daily.
To summarize, repeat these exercises mentioned above to make your lungs healthy ultimately helps in increasing the oxygen level. Consequently, you will able to fight against Covid-19.
Prevention is the best medicine, and working to keep your lungs healthy is more efficient than trying to repair them after something goes wrong.
Preventive Steps to keep the lungs healthy
- Stop smoking, and avoid secondhand smoke or environmental irritants.
- Eat food rich in antioxidants.
- Get vaccination like the flu and pneumonia vaccine. It can help prevent lung infections and promote lung health.
- Exercise regularly.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Stay physically active.
- Improve indoor air quality.
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