The fear of coronavirus is present in the entire world. The novel coronavirus mostly affects the respiratory system such as lungs by causing symptoms like coughing and severe breathing difficulties. It is very important to pay attention to your lungs to reduce the risk of respiratory diseases. When we breathe, Coronavirus attacks the lining of the throat, airways, and thickens the mucus which ends up with pneumonia. In order to break down mucus and to keep our lungs healthy here, we have provided the 4 best ways for the protection of our Respiratory system from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

  1. Methi dana (fenugreek seeds)

 Ways to Keep Your Lungs Healthy Amidst the COVID-19

If you have too much mucus built up in your lungs then your body will become a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and pathogens. So, it is very important to break down the deposited mucus for the healthy functioning of the body.  Methi seeds help in breaking down the mucus as quickly as possible. To keep your lungs healthy, take a tablespoon of methi seeds in a bowl and add water. Boil it on a medium flame for 4-5 minutes and strain and drink it warm. You can take it one to two times a day for better results. 

  1. Pranayama and exercise

 Ways to Keep Your Lungs Healthy Amidst the COVID-19

Exercise strengthens not only your muscles but also your lungs. With regular exercise, we breathe heavier and break down the mucus which in turn our body becomes more efficient by getting oxygen into the bloodstream. If you are physically active, your lungs supply additional oxygen for your muscles’ demand.

  1. Saltwater gargle

 Ways to Keep Your Lungs Healthy Amidst the COVID-19

When you are dehydrated the layer mucus becomes thicker and causes problems in breathing. So, in order to beat Corona Virus, always stay hydrated by taking the required amount of water per day. Boil some water in a vessel by adding salt to it.  Now cool down the salt water and gargle with it. This will help in breaking down the mucus and allows the lungs to function better.

  1. Steam

 Ways to Keep Your Lungs Healthy Amidst the COVID-19

Steam therapy can help remove excess mucus from the lungs by opening up the airways and improve breathing. For this therapy, you need to boil the water in a big bowl and wait till it gets steam. Now place that big bowl on the floor and cover your head with a towel and take steam from that. Inhaling the water vapor, it will help in expelling mucous membranes in the airways and thus provide immediate relief in the respiratory function.