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What steps should I be taking to preserve my lung health?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I smoke a lot of bud daily. Some would view it as excessive, but I only smoke as much as I "need." (Please, no semantics argument, I already know that humans only need food, water, air, exercise and love. Marijuana is not a necessity.)

I am not willing to stop smoking and if you suggest such a thing, I will blow my smoke in your general direction. Vaporizers can get expensive, especially poorly designed ones, of which there are many.

I was thinking about purchasing a humidifier so I can leave it running at night and while I exercise (my gym equipment is at home because I don't like touching other people's sweat and staph in public gyms.) What would you guys recommend for lung health? I know many people here aren't too big on chronic cardio, but could I possibly benefit from really ramping up my cardio? Already taking Vit D3, as per Dragonfly's recommendation after she noticed improvement in her asthma symptoms.

Namaste.

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:16 PM

I understand what you mean... I've not done edibles before myself (admittedly too lazy), but I can see how there would be differences.

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on February 19, 2013
at 03:59 PM

*blows smoke in your face*

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on February 19, 2013
at 02:28 PM

Sure thing, Nick Naylor.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:39 AM

Totally forgot about the high-altitude training thing, but I've heard that before. Not too many high altitudes around here unfortunately.

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at 06:38 AM

Marijuana doesn't give you lung cancer. There is literally 0 evidence that marijuana causes even a marginal increase in lung cancer. It does give you chronic bronchitis though.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:37 AM

I've made edibles before, and they turned out great, but the high is different. It's difficult to articulate, but it's somehow not as enjoyable as the feeling I experience after smoking/vaping it. On a lighter note, I read someone's canni-butter recipe, which involved cooking canola oil and marijuana for an hour. I couldn't help but smirk and think of all those delicious oxidized PUFAs.

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at 02:25 AM

Well obviously, but there are certain things which lead to more "specified" benefits. i.e. removing all dairy (raw or otherwise) from the diet will almost always improve if not clear acne. I'm looking for as many specific-to-the-lungs things I can do to ensure my lungs don't give out.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:14 AM

May be you should try some below exercise to increase your lung capacity.

Pursed Lip Breathing: This is an easy exercise and you will need to firstly relax your neck and shoulders and breathe in slowly. Purse your lips into a whistling position and blow out slowly.

Use Your Diaphragm: Practice deep breathing using your abdominal muscles and diaphragm to breathe better. The diaphragm is a muscle that can be built up by regular exercise, which will enable you to breathe more deeply and expel stale air better.

Weight Training: Strength exercises for the upper body will help build up your lungs, and free-weight, upper-limb exercises prove beneficial for most people, even those suffering lung disease.

High Altitudes: Working out or training at high to moderate altitudes is another way of exercising lungs. Reduced oxygen levels mean that the lungs have to work harder at higher altitudes, thus increasing lung capacity.

Yoga: Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses heavily on breathing patterns. This will automatically improve lung function.

Water Workouts: Exercise performed under water will increase lung capacity faster than almost any other type of exercise. This can include swimming, water aerobics and water jogging.

http://www.rosebudmag.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/fitness-tips-basic-exercises-for-body-fitness

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:39 AM

Totally forgot about the high-altitude training thing, but I've heard that before. Not too many high altitudes around here unfortunately.

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:45 AM

If you're concerned about the damage from the smoke, have you considered making some edibles? Canni-butter isn't hard to make. Perhaps trying it with coconut oil instead of butter and making some fat bombs out of it?

Otherwise, I say start saving up for a vaporizer.

04b157684e2dcfa867ff15db95145652

(325)

on February 19, 2013
at 07:16 PM

I understand what you mean... I've not done edibles before myself (admittedly too lazy), but I can see how there would be differences.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on February 19, 2013
at 06:37 AM

I've made edibles before, and they turned out great, but the high is different. It's difficult to articulate, but it's somehow not as enjoyable as the feeling I experience after smoking/vaping it. On a lighter note, I read someone's canni-butter recipe, which involved cooking canola oil and marijuana for an hour. I couldn't help but smirk and think of all those delicious oxidized PUFAs.

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on February 19, 2013
at 03:49 AM

Cost of vaporizor is likely less than cost of lung cancer/emphysema/copd.

Get higher quality bud so it takes less.

Dont bake indoors. Do your business outdoors and keep your domicile fresh.

Anyone know of a good guide to what indoor plants are best to improve indoor air quality? I know some ferns are supposedly great for removing toxic compounds from the air. I think nasa has done a lot of research in this department. I hope to soon be decking my apartment out with living air purifiers. I wouldnt be surprised if plants also release compounds that improve health (other than o2 obviously) in addition to removing toxins.

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on February 19, 2013
at 02:28 PM

Sure thing, Nick Naylor.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:38 AM

Marijuana doesn't give you lung cancer. There is literally 0 evidence that marijuana causes even a marginal increase in lung cancer. It does give you chronic bronchitis though.

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on February 19, 2013
at 01:36 AM

I think you should take a holistic look. What can I do to enhance my health is all you have to ask. The answers remain the same for all the systems that comprise the human organism.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on February 19, 2013
at 02:25 AM

Well obviously, but there are certain things which lead to more "specified" benefits. i.e. removing all dairy (raw or otherwise) from the diet will almost always improve if not clear acne. I'm looking for as many specific-to-the-lungs things I can do to ensure my lungs don't give out.

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on February 19, 2013
at 03:23 AM

Stop smoking bud...

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on February 19, 2013
at 03:59 PM

*blows smoke in your face*

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