Valentine’s Day is a perfect time for you to show some love to your friends and family. However, it’s also a great time to show your lungs some love if you have a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis.
Two ways you can show your lungs some love this Valentine’s Day
Chocolate, flowers and cards are all common ways people show their love on Valentine’s Day. To show some love for your lungs, you may have to try some things other than these.
For one thing, you might consider finding activities that’ll help you breathe deeply. Deep breathing has been shown to help patients with chronic lung conditions in many ways. One way it may help you is to open up your airways more to make breathing easier. Deep breathing exercises may also help to loosen mucus in your airways. Some fun ways you could incorporate deep breathing into your Valentine’s Day include signing up for a gentle yoga class or practicing meditation.
Another way you can show your lungs some love this Valentine’s Day is to find ways to laugh more. Laughter is good for you because it may help to relieve physical stress. Laughing is also associated with improving immune system function, which is an especially positive bonus if you have a chronic lung disease. Creating an opportunity for laughter may also allow you to show both your lungs and your family or friends some love. For instance, you could go to a comedy show with your significant other. You could also schedule a lunch with friends to talk about fun times you’ve had together. Either of these options, and many more, are sure to get you laughing this Valentine’s Day.
The Lung Health Institute has other ways you can show your lungs some love
At the Lung Health Institute, our health care team is dedicated to helping you find ways to show your lungs the love they need when you have a chronic lung condition. One way we may be able to help you is with one of our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ plans. These plans may help you to improve your gut health and train your body to use fats as inflammation-fighting fuel.
We also offer cellular therapy, which is an innovative lung treatment. This form of therapy uses your body’s own cells in ways that may help to reduce the inflammation in your lungs and help you Breathe Easier™.
Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.