Laughter is the Best Medicine

Looking for an excuse to laugh more often? How about this: it’s good exercise for your lungs! We often overlook the importance of keeping our lungs healthy because they do their job automatically. This doesn’t mean we should ignore such a vital organ. Sure, we stop and think about taking deep breaths every now and then; but for the most part, we don’t think about breathing at all.

One thing you may not know is that we don’t use our entire lung capacity. But we still want to ensure our lungs are functioning at peak levels. We should give our lungs a chance to work hard, like our muscles. Your lungs do best with at least 20 minutes of consistent, moderately intense movement daily. Keeping our lungs exercised and at peak performance can help us rid our bodies of toxins, pollutants, allergens, cigarette smoke, and anything else we may inhale from the surrounding environment.

What are some other things you can do to help increase lung capacity?

  • Pay attention to your posture to give lungs space to expand
  • Stay hydrated
  • Laugh!

Overall, keeping your lungs healthy will come from other habits of living a healthy style. Breathe in, breathe out, and thank your lungs for working so hard for you.