How to do lung exercises - A must read for recovered Covid patients!!

Lung breathing exercises are very beneficial for patients who have recovered from covid. Get started with some lunge breathing exercises for a healthy respiratory system.

The second wave of coronavirus has been very dangerous for people. New strains of the virus are making many parts of the body their victims. The SARS-CoV-2 virus most commonly affects the lungs and respiratory system, causing people to have difficulty breathing. In the second wave of infection, there have also been cases of rapid drop in the blood oxygen level of patients, which is also causing death in many people.

In such dire circumstances, when the country is facing an acute shortage of health resources, we all should naturally start thinking of measures to promote lung power. According to experts, breathing exercises can be very beneficial in increasing lung power. 

How are deep breathing exercises beneficial?

Breathing exercises strengthen the lungs. Deep breathing and lung-strengthening exercises can be helpful in improving diaphragm function as well as improving breathing capacity. Experts in several clinical studies have found that such exercises can be helpful in reducing shortness of breath and other complications associated with it. Especially at a time when there is a severe shortage of medical oxygen in the country, such exercises are considered extremely beneficial for all people.

Helpful in reducing stress

Such exercises reduce stress and anxiety

Experts say that not only do deep breathing exercises keep away from shortness of breath, but they can also be extremely beneficial in reducing mental problems like stress and anxiety in corona patients. Not only this, doctors also advise covid infected patients to do yoga asanas and deep breathing exercises. This remedy strengthens the lungs along with increasing the oxygen in the patient's body. 

 Lip breathing exercise 

Lip breathing exercises are considered one of the best ways to increase the oxygen level in the body and keep the airways open. To do this exercise, first of all, sit in a comfortable position. Now breathe slowly through the nose, during which the mouth should be closed. Before exhaling, clench your lips and then slowly expel all the air from the lungs.

Anulom-Vilom asanas 

Anulom vilom increase the power of breathing

Anulom vilom exercise is known to be quite effective in purifying the toxins from the lungs, reducing the excess fluid accumulated in the lungs as well as promoting the flow of oxygenated blood to the lungs. Not only this, but it is also helpful in boosting immunity and lung capacity. To do this exercise, sit in a calm posture. Inhale and exhale slowly.

Who should not do such exercises?

Experts say that all these exercises are extremely beneficial for people who have mild or moderate symptoms of covid. However, patients who have a high fever, shortness of breath, abdominal or chest pain should not do such exercises. Such people must consult a doctor about this.

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