We all realize that working out is an important way to protect against heart disease, obesity and hypertension, but exercise can also play a role in contributing to your lung health, according to doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
“Aerobic exercise is a great way of keeping your lungs healthy,” says Dr. Fernando Torres, a pulmonary and critical care physician. “It not only clears your lungs from secretions, but also helps the lungs to stay expanded and aerated.”
Even moderate, sweat-breaking exercise, 30 minutes a day, five days a week can help our lungs and the rest of our body stay healthy and strong.
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/heartlungvascular to learn more about heart, lung and vascular clinical services at UT Southwestern.
October is national Healthy Lung Month.
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