Smoking damages the body in countless ways, but one of the hardest hit areas is the respiratory system. Habitual smoking often leads to respiratory illnesses like emphysema and lung cancer. Fortunately, the harmful effects of smoking can be undone, but it can take months to years to get the lungs back to normal.
Here are the best ways to get the lungs healing after quitting smoking.
Most smokers suffer from a chronic cough and excess mucus in the lungs. As soon as a person quits smoking these problems diminish, but the lungs are still weak.
One way to get them strong again is to do breathing exercises. On a daily basis, non smokers should practice breathing in and out deeply and steadily in order to retrain the body’s normal breathing capacities. Try the 4,7,8 process. What is this? Breathe in for 4, hold for 7 and breathe out slowly for 8. Repeat this at least twice and do it at least 5 times a day. You may find you will be coughing up phlegm which may be discolored. It is not unusual to see black phlegm but it means your lungs are clearing out all the toxins and poisons in your lungs.
Ex-smokers should engage in a regular program of cardiovascular exercise in order to get their lungs expanded, oxygenated and strong. Cardio workouts can include walking, jogging, aerobics, swimming and even cycling.
In addition to physically exercising the lungs, the respiratory system needs to be fortified with healthy vitamins and minerals. A diet rich in super foods will infuse the lungs with antioxidants and nutrients that will eliminate the harmful free radicals that have been circulating throughout the respiratory system with each puff of tobacco smoke. Super foods include green veggies, colorful veggies, lean proteins, legumes, spices, fruits, and whole grains.
Anyone who has ever tried to quit smoking knows that it is not easy, but anyone who has ever successfully put out the last cigarette for good knows that it is totally worth it. Smoking cessation benefits are immediate—they begin as soon as the body is no longer subjected to cigarette smoke. The human body was built to heal and smoking damages can be undone when smokers develop the willpower to quit.
The Easiest Way to Quit Smoking
But the willpower to quit smoking is not always easy to find. This is why many people enlist the services of quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis makes use of the principles of hypnotherapy: identifying the root issues of a problem and then using hypnotic induction to create healthy habits and core beliefs. Since smoking is a psychosocial habit, hypnotic induction can help smokers discover why they smoke and then discover how to stop it. Many people find hypnotherapy to be a satisfying way to permanently give up smoking and as a result, heal their lungs for a longer, more enjoyable life.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me
If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.