Tuesday, September 15, 2015
When it comes to your physical well being, there are few things more important than “lung power”.
But without your awareness, you are probably losing lung capacity. They tend to shrink with age.
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR LUNGS SHRINK WITH AGE?
Sooner or later….
- You get tired more quickly,
- you have less strength and virility
- you get colds and the flu more often,
- it takes longer to recover from illness.
Did you know?
At 20 – Your lungs have stopped growing and lung capacity has stabilized.
At 30 – your lungs start to decline. The Alveoli (air sacs) that deliver oxygen to your blood begin to die off.
At 35 – you lose 20 percent of your lung capacity.
By 50 – you lose 40 percent of your vital lung capacity.
AND THE DECLINE CONTINUES FOR LIFE
If you get the flu or pneumonia at age 40, you can usually shrug it off – because you have extra lung capacity to sustain yourself.
However, if you are older (65 years or more) and you catch the flu or pneumonia, you won’t have the reserve lung capacity to get over the sickness. Normal everyday activity becomes harder to deal with when energy reserves are declining.
That is why the death rate is so much higher for seniors who get these respiratory diseases.
LACK OF OXYGEN RESERVES CAUSE 50% OF ALL HEART ATTACKS!
RESTORE YOUR LUNG CAPACITY OF YOUR YOUTH
Yes, You CAN build your lungs back.
Bigger lungs supply your body with more oxygen and help to remove carbon dioxide. All it takes is a few simple steps to build up your respiratory system.
The best way to do it is simple: High intensity, short-interval workouts
The process of moving air in and out of the lungs is called pulmonary (lung) ventilation. Breathing is always important during exercise. Remember that during muscular conditioning (resistance training) do not hold your breath - exhale on exertion.
By implementing an adequate exercise program you will
- improve your lung capacity and minimize the loss of lung volume.
- focus on your lung’s elasticity
- improve your posture and
- improve the function of your diaphragm,
You can make this challenging exercise program more effective with a diet rich in protein, which helps to build organ tissue.
Finally, finish up your workout with some yoga or slow stretches, breathing through your abdomen (around your navel).