AQI rises in Delhi-NCR; Here’s how you can breathe better – 5 tips health news | Tech Reddy
New Delhi: Is there anything more important in this world than breathing well? Delhi and adjoining areas are currently shrouded in thick clouds of smog and fog. The Air Quality Index (AQI) reached an alarming “severe” level and was recorded in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad.
However, don’t bother. We’ve got you covered. Here are some tips to help you breathe better during this time.
Steaming can be effective in ridding your lungs of toxins. This is because it opens up the airways which helps the lungs to drain excess mucus. Indulge in steam therapy daily and keep your lungs healthy
Sip green tea
Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation in your lungs. Meanwhile, other compounds present in the tea can protect the delicate tissues of the organ. It has been proven that people who drink at least two cups of green tea per day have better lung function.
Breathing exercises like pranayama can efficiently remove all the pollution from your lungs. To perform this exercise, sit with your legs folded, back straight and eyes closed. Now, while keeping the lips closed, take a deep breath through your nose and expand the stomach as much as possible. Exhale slowly through the nose and repeat this exercise.
Bring an air purifier into your home and it will sanitize your indoor air. Go for one with a HEPA filter as it has four layers of filtration Make sure it gives you real-time air quality before buying.
Wear a mask
Several cases of respiratory distress have been reported in the last few days. So, it becomes mandatory that you wear an N95 mask while going out.