Last week we discussed factors that contribute to good health beyond how we eat, sleep and move. We discussed how the way we think has a huge impact on our attitude to the world and our own health. This week we discuss the impact that breathing right can have on good health and share simple tips.
Breathing is one of our five health pillars at SHDC and for good reason, without it we wouldn’t be able to survive. However many people are surprised to learn how common incorrect breathing habits are and the difference some simple corrections can have on their life.
Correct breathing is done through the nose with the tongue resting comfortably on the roof of the mouth. This allows us to take in enough oxygen without becoming depleted in carbon dioxide levels or reducing blood circulation. When we don’t breathe well during sleep it can interrupt our rest, leaving us feeling fatigued and even with a dry mouth – putting us more at risk for other diseases. Breathing well also means using your diaphragm (so your tummy goes out when you breathe in) and taking 8-12 breaths per minute.