02 April 2013

A simple guide to take care of lungs

This is the simple guide to take care of lungs in an efficient manner!

Why should we take care of lungs?

Healthy lungs are important for every person to lead a happy life. A smoking person definitely will have an unhealthy lung. Some people who are continuous exposed to smoke and other dirt would also have an unhealthy lung. If the lungs are not treated properly, then I would leads to Asthma, Carcinoma and other respiratory problems.

If a person is having lung disease, then it would cause difficulty breathing and will have the breathlessness while doing some activities. Then it is not possible to do other works like normal persons. Finally, the overall quality of life for that person would be affected as the functional ability gets reduced.

Repeated infections on lungs would invade the epithelial cells around it and lastly it cause malignant tumor called Carcinoma. It is vital to prevent the lung damage and to avoid the health costs. So the lungs must be keep fit forever to ensure a healthy life and to stay healthy.










 Best foods for Lungs

The following are the best foods of lungs

1. Garlic & Ginger

Both have the power to kill bacteria in the air passages and would reduce the upper respiratory tract infections.

2. Onions & berries

These are the good source of anti-oxidants and other vital nutrients. It helps to prevent the lung diseases.

3. Fatty fish & Walnuts

Fish and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and have the ability to take care of the lungs.

4. Apples & Apricots

Vitamin A present in both foods would focus on lungs health and decreases the risk of lung infections.

5. Carrot & Orange

Presence of vitamin c in these foods would help in effective oxygen transfer from lungs to other cells.

6.    Beans & berries

Rich anti-oxidants present in both would assists to protect the lungs from various infections by fighting with free radicals.


Lifestyle activities to take care of lungs

1. Drink adequate water and do breathing exercise daily.

2. Spend quality time in fresh environment to relax the lungs.

3. Perform regular exercise, at least walk briskly for 30 minutes. 

4. Follow nasal hygiene tips and take care of nose.

5. Avoid air pollutions and allergens like gas, smoke and paint.

As I discussed in the introduction, taking care of lungs is more important to lead a quality and happy life. So, take care of your lungs by including the above listed foods and follow the simple lifestyle activities. Keep the chronic lung disorder at bay!
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20 February 2013

Stress, its symptoms and simple stress management techniques

A risk to our well-being is a stress and it is caused by both external and internal factors. Physical environment contains job, family, challenges and difficulties in daily life, emotions and expectations are some of the external factors which could cause stress. Changes in the internal factors like health and fitness level, nutritional existence and sleep could also lead to mental disorders.

Healthy foods with simple lifestyle activities would help to beat the stress. If stress is involved, natural anxiety remedies can be followed to avoid the killer diseases like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, muscle diseases, chronic ulcers and strokes. Walking, swimming, dancing, golfing, doing meditation are some of the stress reduction ways. Keeping the body hydrated and getting enough sleep at night would also aids to relieve the stress.  
Stress Symptoms
1. Approaching the things negative, lack of concentration, memory problems, worrying continuously and taking poor judgment are the cognitive symptoms.
2. Sleeping and eating too much or too less, feeling isolate, nervous habits and ignoring the responsibilities are the behavioral symptoms.
3. Frequent aches and colds, dizziness, chest pain, increase in BP, speedy heart beat are some of the physical symptoms.
4. Irritation, agitation, moodiness, unwanted anger, not feeling relaxed and sadness are the emotional symptoms.  
Let's see " How to reduce stress? "
By eating specific foods and with simple changes in lifestyle activities, it is easy to manage the stress.

Foods for Stress
1. When the body is stressed, it uses Vitamin B quickly from it. So it is good to include vitamin B rich foods like whole grains, egg, nuts and sunflower seeds.

2. Magnesium rich foods help to improve the mood by generating the brain chemical “Serotonin”.  Avocados, peanuts, spinach, salmon and beans are the magnesium rich foods.

3. Including complex carbohydrate foods like oatmeal, brown rice, wheat pasta, millet and legumes can reduce the negative effects of mood.

4. Consuming zinc & omega-3 rich foods, green tea, warm milk, banana, orange and kiwi fruits are some of the stress busting foods.

It is better to avoid the salty and sugar based foods, fatty foods, caffeine, alcohol and trans fat foods as it would induce the stress and weaken the resistance of the body to handle it.


Life style activities to beat the stress
1. Exercise regularly and practice to play with a pet.

2. Get body massage once in a week and enough sleep.

3. Listen to music or take-up the favorite hobby.

4. Share the feelings with family members and friends.

5. Plan, organize & schedule the time before performing any work.

6. Be assertive and learn to forgive.

The stress is directly linked to the behavioral, emotional and health problems, so it is vital to know the ways to combat stress. Follow the simple healthy tips and stay fit forever!