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Get the Most Out of Breathing for Good Health

By Tom Herrin

Maximizing our efforts in anything we do is important.  Even if it involves something that we do as an everyday life function.  Most of the time, we recognize the fact that we eat, sleep, and breathe.  Those are usually considered to be the most basic of activities.  They are also things that we normally consider to be natural in that we don't have to acquire knowledge of how to do any of them.  As simple as this seems, it is possible to do any of these better with some practice and attention to detail.  Breathing is something that we may think we do correctly because we don't see how we could do it wrong.  In reality, there are some things we may be able to do to improve our efficiency in this.

Learning New Techniques May Be Useful

As a result of new research, many new ways of practicing breathing have been developed.  These include using different parts of our bodies to break down the skills needed.  Some of them include using the lips, the nose, the diaphragm, and a few other things to help to isolate parts of breathing we may be able to improve.  Many individuals who rely on their voices to make a living use breathing exercises to help them prepare for what they do.  Some of these exercises are useful for any of us.  

Better Breathing May Improve Skin

Most of us are unfamiliar with exactly what is affected by our breathing.  It is believed that more efficient breathing may help to remove toxins.  Some breathing techniques are designed to help cool the body, and as it does, the body is able to keep down inflammation.  Another thing good breathing seems to help with is the skin.  As we breathe better, fat may be burned, and the skin may gain a healthier appearance as hormones are balanced.

Breathe to Relax

We all need to be able to relax easier.  Many of us struggle.  When we practice slow and steady breathing, we are often able to relieve some of our anxiety.  Many meditative practices and exercises focus on breathing as a major part of having success.  Having an effective way to relax  when we need to can put us in control of our situations, and anytime we are in control, we will likely experience better overall health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Fla.

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