Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

There is a comprehensive evidence that people who exercise regularly will be less prone to major diseases like bronchitis, lung cancer, heart disease and strokes. Not only does exercise help your lungs and respiratory system but it will also keep your body in good shape and increase you stamina. When you exercise the heart works a little harder and the lungs are used to their full potential, doing this help to bring oxygen into the body and the bloodstream, then helping to keep our bodies clean and healthy, from a physical point of view.

Exercising not only keeps the physical elements of your body healthy but it will also help to relieve any tension and depression that you have in your life, it works to improve physically and mentally. When you start to exercise it is important to make sure that you start slow and build the intensity if it up slowly. Exercise at a high rate too quickly can cause stain on not only your muscles and joints but also your lungs and heart. Remember if you have any doubts or concerns about exercise make sure that you consult your doctor before exercising. Let's have a look at a couple simple and effective ways of exercising.

Running / Jogging

Running and jogging is a great way to keep your body in shape, it is the most natural form of exercise and is impossible to do without raising your heart rate. One of the advantages of running over any other exercise is that you do not need anything to do it, you can choose when and where to run and all you have to do is just get outside and do it. Just to note here as with any exercises that it is important to warm up and warm down with stretchers. Running 3 times a week for about 20 minutes each will be a sure way to help keep your body in good working order and that your lungs and heart are staying healthy

Cycling

As with running when you cycle you want to make sure that it becomes an event by where you do it 2 or 3 times per week. There is no point cycling once here and once there every few weeks, that is not enough. If you are going to cycle you want to make sure that you do it regularly doing the week and cycle for about 3 to 6 miles depending on how good you are at it. If you are aiming for a time to cycle in I would say that you want to aim for about 20 to 30 minutes cycling hard and building up a slight sweat, do not cycle too hard however this can cause illness or make you feel pain.

Cycling is not only healthy for your body, heart and lungs but it can also be a social experience. If you find it boring to cycle or run why not do it with a friend or a member of your family, doing this can help make it more interesting and help each of you stay committed by both motivating each other.



Source by Jakob Culver