Mind, Body and Lungs

We think of the many possibilities of healthy life to perhaps clear up the wrong of the past, or what we may have done with our bodies that weren't the best, part of that is living stress-free, and being health driven. We know that a clear mind brings peace and tranquility. A healthy body so we hope allows for the ability to ward off the possibility of any health ailments, and then there are the lungs. The lungs are misrepresented and we often take this particular organ for granted. The use of these day-to-day and necessary organs is acknowledged when there’s slight distress in breathing. We slow down a bit and go back at it by not picking up the warning signs, or just being mindful.

Steps to heal the mind with the body

We usually have it down pack when we encompass what is needed or suggested in balancing the mind and body, some things that come to mind:

  • Impactful breathing
  • Resting
  • Positive consciousness
  • Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Meditation

Although the last steps should hold true for the whole body experience, these are areas that are intentional, and sometimes that is not always the case in lung care.

Our lungs matter

Again, a problem that is not considered until there’s some form of a hiccup with breathing or other respiratory matter. The importance of lungs is crucial and essential as they provide oxygen and remove carbon dioxide that is needed for other equally important organs. So why or what is the disconnect? Well, it depends because if you inhale and exhale and there’s no problem in doing so, you do what is normal in going about your business. When we talk about lung disease the challenge is when we can’t do this basic function with ease. It’s usually a latter in cause and effect.

Now what?

It boils down to becoming mindful and aware that this engine is complex and all components should be considered. When we measure the amount of care we give and need for our mental health, or the necessity to be kind to our body internally and externally; let us also consider the care for breathing.

Here are a few tips to consider for healthy lungs:

  • Avoid and/or limit smoke exposure
  • Be mindful of indoor and outdoor pollutants (such as pesticides and carbon monoxide)
  • Implement routine exercise to help with lung capacity
  • Stay up to date on your doctor's appointments
  • Stay hydrated especially during treatment
  • Good housekeeping care (such as clear clutter and clean surfaces)
  • Practice good personal hygiene

This is really a whole package that helps all areas of well-being and though attention seems to go to specific areas, it is clear that all factors form into one and that is life.

The time to fight is now, with integrity, grace, hope, and a smile...when you feel like it.

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