How To Breathe Properly- And why It’s Important

High Stress and Poor Breathing Habits can be devastating to your health.  Mental and emotional stress elevates the production of stress hormones in the body. These hormones produce inflammatory effects. Coupled with short and shallow breathing habits throughout the day, these stressors induce mental and emotion stress at the physiological level.

All of our body processes depend on oxygen to complete their functions. Some of the Major organs that depend heavily on Oxygen include:

  • The brain – Uses 20% of the oxygen we consume. When there’s a shortage of oxygen the brain will work slower and since the brain regulates a lot of other functions in the body these are also affected.
  • The heart – Constantly active and beating about 100.000 times in a single day the heart is a huge consumer of oxygen and shortage in supply means the heart can’t pump out blood as effectively. This leads to bad circulation and the result can be cold hands and feet.
  • The muscles – Oxygen shortage has a negative effect on stamina as the muscles go stiff, tense and tired faster. (“How to Breathe Properly – A (Surprisingly Important) Complete Guide”, 2017)

Breath - 1Bad breathing habits can have the following effects:

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