You can fast track the cleaning process by using the tips below.
Making the lungs free of toxins is one of the foremost challenges after smoking cessation. This is because cigarette smoking tends to leave the lungs not only contaminated but also dehydrated and possibly swollen. One thing to keep in mind is that the lungs cannot be cleansed completely.
If you want to know the length of time required for cleansing the lungs after quitting smoking, please know that it depends on how long and how much you smoked. More often than not, it takes about 12 months, and it’s shocking to hear that it sometimes takes 24 to 36 months to fix the lungs even after you have dropped off cigarettes.
So, the good thing is to start cleansing your lungs immediately you kick the smoking habit. This is to enable you recover your normal health. You can do this using a simple combination of food supplements and vitamins that rinse the toxins out of your lungs and flush them out of your body. This easy process will clean out your lungs 10 times faster than your body can do it on its own. Here are some tips on how to clean your lungs:
Tip No 1• Consume lots of fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens. You could also take a multivitamin pill. Please note that Vitamin E is very effective when it comes to healing. Both the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control advocate that adults gobble at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This should be critically observed after smoking cessation as the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables will help restore your lungs to good health fast.
Tip No 2• Drink plenty of water. Most people do not drink enough water. Consuming sodas, coffee and alcohol weighs down the body system but water heals. It gets toxins out of the body, softens deposits and phlegm, and greases the tissue. It also helps thin the mucous out.• Don’t forget that your lungs make use of moisture with every breath you take, and the pressure put on them by smoking makes your lungs work twice as hard(if not harder). By providing more than enough fluids to your body, you will help improve your lungs and their functions. As a rule, I suggest taking a bottle of water along wherever you go, and sipping from it throughout the day.
Tip No 3• Carry out deep breathing drills. Breathe in deeply and slowly through your nostrils. Hold the breath for several seconds. Let go of the breath slowly and forcefully through your oral cavity. Repeat these exercises numerous times a day. Try to take deeper breaths and hold your breath longer as your lungs improve.
Tip No 4• Also begin exercising to help cleanse your lungs. Exercises with expanding and contracting lungs would be most beneficial. For most people, swimming does the trick but if you are not comfortable with swimming, you can go for another type of exercise like taking short walks for a start and then increasing the distance gradually. Also you can commence with a slow walk, and then wind up the speed gradually to jogging and running.
Exercises advance your cardiovascular tolerance and effectiveness, allowing you to run faster and farther. Exercise also improves your cholesterol level and brings down your blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease and strokes. It can also perk up your mood and help normalize your sleep and wake rotation. You can read up on how beneficial exercise is to smoking cessation.
Tip No 5 & 6• Dust and mold can irritate your lungs so do a thorough cleaning of your house. Clean dust from furniture, window blinds and other areas. Wipe down walls and vacuum thoroughly and regularly. This will help clear your environment of dust, pollutants and smoke in the air that might impede the improvement of your lungs.• Avoid second hand smoke, unnatural odors, perfumes, house cleaning products, and fireplaces. This will help your lungs improve faster.
Tip No 7• Get out of the four walls of your home and breathe in free and fresh air. This can enable your lungs to get clean air to breath also promote good health.