Friday, June 10, 2011

12 Ways To Keep Your Lungs Strong And Healthy

If you take good care of your lungs, they can last a lifetime. "The lungs are very durable if they're not attacked from the outside," says Norman H. Edelman, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Lung Association (ALA). With a few exceptions, your lungs don't get into trouble unless you get them into trouble, he says.

However, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease, cancer and stroke. Here are 12 things you can do to keep your lungs healthy as you age.

Don't smoke ... anything


Fight for clean air


Exercise more


Beware of outdoor air pollution


Improve indoor air


Eat right


Protect yourself on the job


Don't skimp on shots


Stick to safe products


Check for radon


Know the warning signs


Control your condition


www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/22/healthy-lungs
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