An Easy Way to Boost Your Lung Function
In the normal course of aging, your lungs become less efficient. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but the truth is, changes take place that make your lungs work harder, while at the same time your capacity for taking in oxygen slows down.
Why does this happen? When you are young, your body continually renews the cells lining your lungs. This helps you exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide efficiently. When you age, this renewal process starts to slow down and the lungs can start to scar. Eventually, the damage becomes significant enough that breathing becomes labored.
You can do a quick check on your lung health yourself by walking up a few flights of stairs. Take stock of your breathing. Are you out of breath? If so, your lungs may be suffering from age-related changes and not operating at their best. Read more