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Exercising for Improved Lung Health

Exercising for Improved Lung Health

We all know that exercise is good for us. Often, we see it as something that can boost our fitness, trim our waistlines, strengthen our hearts, and even improve our mood. But did you know that exercise can also help keep your lungs strong and healthy?

As we age, our lungs experience changes that can (and will) impact our breathing. Your lungs mature by the time you are about 20-25 years old. After about 35, their function declines the older your get and as a result, breathing can slowly become more difficult. Physical activity can reduce our risk of serious diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, including lung cancer.

But, how much and what kind of exercises should we do to maintain healthy lungs? Experts suggest getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week is vital.

Here are several types of aerobic workouts that we at Home Health Preferred, LLC think older adults should consider:

  • Walking
  • Gardening
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Dancing

Even the simple act of giving your house a good cleaning can help pump up your lung capacity.

If you’re concerned about getting into an accident while trying to exercise, we can provide you with reliable home healthcare services to ensure that no harm will befall you during the process.

We’ve been providing clients with top-quality Home Health Care in Aurora, Colorado for many years and are confident when we say that our services are top-of-the-line and effective in solving each of our clients’ needs accordingly.

If you’re looking for professional Skilled Nursing in Colorado, we’re the people to trust.

Call us today for more details about our services.

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