Health Tip: Keep Your Lungs Healthy

(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.

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