Health Benefits of Deep Breathing

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Feb 03
2018

There are many health benefits of deep breathing. In a world where we are constantly rushing from one thing to the next, feeling the stress and anxiety of life’s pressures and demands, take one brief moment here to do yourself and your health a favor and take a moment to take a deep breath.

Go ahead … try it now.

How do you feel?

Being mindful of how you are breathing can help to improve your health both in the short term and long term. Mindfulness is a word that you may have heard lately, and while there are many components to it, deep breathing is one way to help you practice it. Mindfulness carries benefits of its own.

Breathing is such a natural function of our bodies that rarely do we give it a second thought, unless we are experiencing a problem. However, just because it is something we naturally do, it doesn’t mean that we are doing it correctly, nor are we getting all of the health benefits from it that we can.

Practicing deep breathing can help you incur many health benefits, including:

Health Benefits of Deep Breathing

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Rush of endorphins
  • Increased energy
  • Improved blood flow
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Natural sleep aid
  • Higher oxygen intake
  • Release of toxins
  • Clearer mind and reduced anxiety

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Practicing deep breathing on a regular basis may contribute to preventing many of the long term health issues that have a tendency to come from stress such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, sleep disorders and more.

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To begin practicing deep breathing and reaping the health benefits from it, visit this link for suggested breathing exercises.

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