Ask HER: Healing Your Lungs After Smoking & Health Benefits of Yoga
July 30, 2015•9 min
Listen in as Pam and Michelle answer your personal health questions.It's YOUR time on HER Radio. Be a part of the show... send your comments and ask your questions by email, AskHER@radiomd.com. It's time to Ask HER. Today, on HER Radio you wanted to know:Can you heal your lungs after quitting smoking?After you quit smoking, you might notice slight changes in your health. For example, you may be able to breathe easier, your blood pressure levels may drop back to normal levels, and blood oxygen levels will return to normal due to the decrease of inflammation in your body. Doctors believe that your lungs will heal slowly over time, but it depends on how long you were a smoker.What are the health benefits of yoga?Yoga is more than learning to listen to your breathing. At any level of yoga, there are numerous benefits to your health that you will begin to notice. These include a better posture, boost in your immunity, better sleep, reduction in stress, lowered blood pressure, improved gastrointestinal health, and ease of chronic pain. Yoga also helps build and tone muscle, aids in weight loss, and improves your balance, as well as many more benefits.If you have a personal health question you want answered, Pam and Michelle encourage you to send them in to AskHER@radiomd.com.