(HealthDay News) -- Your lungs may take a lot of abuse from the air that you breathe and an unhealthy lifestyle.
The American Lung Association offers these suggestions to help improve lung health:
- Avoid cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Limit exposure to pollutants in the air, including chemicals and smoke.
- Minimize your risk of getting respiratory infections. Keep hands clean and get vaccinated to protect against illnesses such as flu and pneumonia.
- Have regular medical checkups to help spot lung problems early.