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Taking Care of Your Lungs: The Do’s and Don’ts

Taking Care of Your Lungs: The Do’s and Don’ts
The lungs are a major organ in our body. It plays a crucial role in keeping our bodies strong and functioning properly. Respiratory problems affect a great part of our body and important functions such as breathing. Whether you have respiratory problems or not, lung care should be a priority in creating a healthier you. Courage Living Care & Services, Inc. has compiled a list of top Dos and Don’ts in taking care of your lungs! We hope that with these tips, you can get a start on getting healthier lungs! Here they are:

  • DON’T: Smoke

    Perhaps the most notable rule of lung care is ‘Say NO to SMOKING!’ Smoking is responsible for so many diseases that affect the lungs and many parts of the body. This includes COPD, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and many others.

  • DO: Breathing Exercises

    Just like any part of the body, the lungs need to be continually utilized to have optimal functioning. Breathing Exercises are a good way to keep your lungs working. It allows oxygen to properly enter and circulate throughout the body. More than just regular breathing, focused and intense breathing exercises should be done.

  • DO: Stay Hydrated

    Drinking adequate amounts of water is a basic aspect of being healthy. It is vital for every organ, including the lungs, to have proper hydration. In this case, water thins down the mucus secretions that can build up in the lungs and make it hard to breathe.

  • DO: Healthy Lifestyle

    Another no-brainer when it comes to health is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating the right foods and being physically active. Exercising helps with circulation and with keeping the lungs and other parts of the body strong and active. It is also good to eat vitamin and mineral rich foods that contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, etc.

  • DO: Respiratory Therapy

    For those with existing respiratory problems, Respiratory Therapy is one way to help you deal with your illness. Through this, patients are more able to cope up and manage their health with the comfort of being at home.

At Courage Living Care & Services, Inc., we offer the Respiratory services that effectively utilizes and achieves the integral facets of Respiratory Care. We can guide you through learning and performing daily breathing techniques and exercises, as well as assist you in creating a recovery plan with your physician. Our other respiratory services include but are not limited to Emergency Care Preparation and Coordination, and Smoking Cessation Therapy.

You can learn more about our Respiratory Therapy Services by visiting our page.

As a provider of Home Care in Homestead, Florida, we also offer other services such as Personal Care, Respite Care, Residential Habilitation, Behavior Assistant Services, and many others. Learn more about the services we offer at our site: For further inquiries, feel free to contact us at 305-910-5460 or email us at

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