Whether you are in perfect health, or you are living with a lung condition, there are many things you can do to protect your lungs and maintain your overall health and well-being.
Protecting Your Lungs
Don’t take your lungs for granted. Here are important steps you can take to reduce your risk of lung disease and keep your lungs healthy.
Exercise and Lung Health
Did you know that exercise can also help keep your lungs healthy? Just like regular exercise makes your muscles stronger, it also makes your lungs and heart stronger.
Breathing exercises can make your lungs more efficient and are especially helpful for people who are living with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.
Vaccines that Protect Against Infectious Respiratory Diseases
Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person, which means that if one person in a community gets an infectious disease, they can spread it to others. The best way to help stop the spread of certain diseases is through vaccination.
Public Health Issues and Lung Health
Public health concerns, such as tobacco use, air pollution, climate change, obesity and disease prevention, can affect your lung health. Here’s how.
Healthcare and Insurance
Access to quality and affordable healthcare is vital to preventing and treating lung disease. View our guide to the health insurance marketplaces and learn your options to get covered.
Financial assistance programs can help you pay for medical treatment. Learn more about different types of programs and what to look out for.
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Page last updated: March 5, 2021