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Ways To Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy
Staying Healthy: Keeping your immune system healthy and active is very important to protect your body against diseases, infections and other ailments. Some ways to keep it healthy are by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, taking a multivitamin daily and exercising regularly. Seems simple enough, but if your body is run down or not getting proper nutrition, it can make it easier to get sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more
Crud in chest: You mean phlegm in your chest.You need to stop smoking if you smoke if you have nasal allergies to treat with antohistamines and/or nasal steroids if you have asthma you need long term bronchdilaters with inhaled steroids and you can try over the counter musinex as well we need more history to advice what applies to you see your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more
Lifestyle & behavoir: Just like you already know: Maintain proper nutrition, add vitamins if your diet is poor. Adequate sleep and exercise. Stress reduction. Avoid infections with proper hand hygiene and vaccinations. Seasonally avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when around people, ie shopping, working, gatherings and travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise: Are the best answers for most issues. Acupuncture can also be helpful as can staying hydrated, avoiding bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug intake. The body will take care of itself if you take care of it with healthy food, movement, and a positive attitude. That is a short answer with broad application. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat a healthy: Hi fiber diet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids daily, 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise. And never do any of those colon cleansing scams. They are not necessary, are of no documented value or need and all they do is redistribute your wealth to those who are selling you that garbage.Get a colonoscopy at age 50 or if having symptoms or at high risk due to famil. ...Read more
Hows does the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system work together to maintain homeostasis?
Beautifully: Your body uses oxygen for fuel and produces carbon dioxide as waste. These gases circulate in the blood, which is pumped by the heart to the lungs (and the rest of the body). In the lungs, oxygen you breathe in enters the blood, while carbon dioxide leaves the blood and enters the air you breathe out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keeps body in shape: Being fit, eating right and getting enough sleep, keeps all body systems in shape. It is important for all body functions, not just the immune system. Stress, poor diet and lack of sleep lead to the opposite. Also, stress leads to the release of "stress hormones" that suppress the immune system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anything aerobic: Any exercise that makes you breath harder and more deeply and makes your heart beat faster should work. There are many aerobic exercises to choose from. Pick one or more that you like and can stick with for more than a few times. It will take weeks to gain real benefits. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Thats a big question: That's a big question that people dedicate their lives to study and find out. All the systems are important in "homeostasis". Narrowing which "homostasis" to a single function or a specific organ may allow a more specific explanation; but still lots and lots of effects. ...Read more
Working it out: Exercise works both the focused muscle groups you're exercising (legs while running, arms while lifting) and exercises your muscles of respiration as you breath faster and more forcefully. In addition to working out these muscles, you take larger volumes when you breath during exercise which allows for improved aeration and blood circulating through your lungs. All of which is beneficial. ...Read more
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