With age, our lung capacity declines, so it is important to keep our lungs healthy.
We can do so by avoiding smoking, maintaining a balanced diet and performing breathing exercises regularly.
Exercise provides the heart and lungs with sufficient oxygen and also strengthens them.
The average person's lung capacity can be improved around 5 to 15 percent with frequent workout.
In this write-up, there are two exercises which can help reduce shortness of breath in people with lung conditions or respiratory infections.
According to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), these exercises may help patients with Covid-19, although there is currently no evidence that they are an effective way to manage symptoms of the disease.
To enhance lung function, practice belly breathing and pursed lip breathing for about 5-10 minutes every day.
A person should do these exercises when they feel that their lungs are healthy, to build strength, and continue the techniques even if they feel shortness of breath in the beginning.