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Proper Breathing for Beginners

Breathing is a required daily function for our body, but have you ever wondered if you are breathing correctly? There can only be a few different ways to inhale and exhale, but a look at body structure may give you insight for how you should be breathing throughout the day. Breathing correctly can give you an edge over everything in life as it is just healthier. My oldest child runs cross-country, and he must focus on correct breathing techniques to perform optimally. I attended a recent seminar and the instructor spent over an hour on proper breathing, so it is important to make the small changes once you learn. Let us look at the benefits of breathing through your nose in a way that is easy to understand.

Let us talk about the nose. It does more than just smell. Inside your nose, there are tiny hairs called cilia. These little hairs help catch dust, germs, and other things that float in the air. They act like a protective shield for your body, preventing harmful particles from entering your lungs and making you sick. Your nose also produces something called mucus. This is very noticeable when you have a runny nose or a cold as you have overproduction that is annoying. It may sound gross, but mucus plays an important role in keeping your nose moist and warm. When you breathe in through your nose, the mucus helps humidify the air, making it easier for your lungs to do their job. This moist air is less likely to irritate your lungs, which keeps them healthy and happy.

Let us talk about oxygen. Our bodies need oxygen to function properly, and breathing through your nose helps you get more of it. Inside your nose, there are special blood vessels that carry oxygen to different parts of your body. When you breathe through your nose, the air enters slowly, allowing your body to absorb more oxygen. This oxygen is then delivered to your muscles, organs, and even your brain, helping them work at their best.

Breathing through your nose can also help you feel calm and relaxed. Have you ever noticed how taking deep breaths through your nose can make you feel better? Well, it is because breathing this way sends signals to your brain that everything is okay. It activates a part of your nervous system that helps you relax and reduces stress. The next time you are feeling overwhelmed, try taking slow, deep breaths through your nose, and you may feel the anxiety start to ease. Not only does nose breathing help you relax, but it can also improve your focus. When you breathe through your nose, the air flows in a controlled and steady manner. This steady airflow brings more oxygen to your brain, helping you think clearly and concentrate better. If you have an important test, job interview or a particularly hard day getting through work, try breathing in through your nose to give your brain a boost.

To make nose breathing a habit, start paying attention to how you breathe throughout the day. If you notice yourself breathing through your mouth, gently switch to breathing through your nose. It might take some practice, but with time, it will become second nature.

— This article is written by Aaron Workman, DC, one of the members of Chambers Medical Group’s team of car accident chiropractors who offer a variety of treatments and therapies ranging from diagnostic testing to various soft tissue therapies for car accidents and injuries in Kentucky.











































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