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By: on February 11, 2022
Did you know that even your lungs need exercise to stay healthy and keep your body functioning properly? Your lungs provide you with the most valuable element necessary for life: oxygen. Every cell in your body needs oxygen to survive. The more freely it flows through your system, the more energized, alert, and productive you will feel. With regular practice, you can train your lungs to increase their capacity, which will help you take in more oxygen. This, in turn, will protect the body from...
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By: on February 10, 2022
Every day, you breathe thousands of times without even thinking about it. The inhalation and exhalation processes allow fresh oxygen to enter the bloodstream as carbon dioxide is removed from the body. However, deep breathing is a conscious practice that provides many health benefits beyond the standard breathing required for life. When it comes to improving our health, many of us focus on areas where we can easily quantify and track, such as how many carbohydrates or calories we consume...
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By: on February 10, 2022
It's a fact of life we take for granted that breathing is with us from the moment we are born. One of the most basic functions of the human body, breathing not only provides oxygen to the body, but also clears fog from the mind and helps build muscles. However, at any moment we have difficulty breathing, we suffer immediately. The pain can be caused by physical dysfunction due to lack of oxygen or a surge of fear when we feel our connection to life is threatened. Breathing is so important, so po...
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By: on February 7, 2022
Did you know that 70% of toxins in your body are excreted through your lungs? Breathing is essential to life, but today we use less and less lung capacity. Think about it. When you are stressed, do you breathe deep or shallow? You'd be surprised how often we hold our breath! Breathing is one of the most powerful tools we can use for self-regulation, energy generation, and overall health. Read more to learn how to control the power of your breath to relieve daily stress and improve your ov...
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By: on January 19, 2022
Breathing is essential to life. Despite its importance, we are rarely aware of the way we breathe. You may be surprised to learn that there are right and wrong ways to breathe, and you may also be surprised to learn that if you don't breathe correctly, it can negatively affect your health in the long run. What is optimal breathing? ...
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By: on January 18, 2022
Paradoxical breathing is a general term for a series of respiratory distress states. In some cases, paradoxical breathing may be acute and require urgent action. In other cases, it can be a long-term problem. It can flare up when you feel stressed, leading to panic attacks and/or prolonged breathing difficulties. ...
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By: on January 8, 2022
If you keep track of your weight, you may notice that you fluctuate between a few pounds a day, regardless of your personal habits. First, you should know that the experience is completely normal, and that the weight you see constantly disappearing and returning could be: water weight. Photo by manu schwendener on Unsplash ...
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By: on January 6, 2022
For most of us, breathing is an automatic process we barely notice. However, the simple act of inhaling and exhaling can have a big impact on our mood and thoughts. Deep breathing has long been used as a relaxation technique that can help both children and adults. Breathing exercises are one of the most effective calming strategies for children dealing with difficult emotions when tempers start to flare, for example. Breathing exercises help kids build social emotional and executive function ...
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By: on January 5, 2022
Blood oxygen levels, also known as oxygen saturation, your blood oxygen level is a measure of how much oxygen your red blood cells are carrying. Your body closely regulates your blood oxygen levels. Maintaining a precise balance of oxygen-saturated blood is vital to your health. More than 20% of the oxygen you inhale goes to your brain. If this vital organ doesn't get enough oxygen over time, your brain cells start to die. Similarly, if your heart doesn't get enough oxygen, you're at risk for...
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By: on December 31, 2021
Whether you're trying to lose weight or gain weight - or even stay the same - stepping on the scale may be a regular part of your daily routine. Weighing yourself regularly is a useful indicator of success, but it can also help if you know how your weight changes from day to day or week. Why can you reduce weight in the morning? Why does the number on your scale keep moving up and down for no apparent reason? Before you get depressed about your "numbers," you should know the facts that affec...
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By: on December 30, 2021
COVID-19 is known to be a respiratory disease that causes severe lung damage and breathing problems, among many other health problems. It may take a while for your body to return to normal after a disease like COVID-19, and targeting the respiratory system can significantly affect your lungs, heart, and muscles. As the virus continues to spread, you may wonder if strengthening your lungs will help you fight it off if you are infected. Raymond Casciari, a pulmonary ologist at St. Joseph's Hosp...
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By: on December 29, 2021
Do you know how to breathe while running? Many beginner runners soon find themselves out of breath. This usually means they are moving too fast. But it can also be caused by inefficient breathing while running. Your breathing is critical, especially when you're running, which can cause you to feel short of breath. To maximize your performance, you must adjust your breathing and make appropriate improvements. ...
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