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Benefits of Breathing Exercises

Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant. She is single mother and a philanthropist. She is an Eye Consultant in a Private Eye Institute.

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Benefits of Breathing Exercises :


Breathing exercises are essential for a healthy lifestyle. Our body needs these exercises and it is not wise to avoid them. These exercises get your heart racing, they are stimulating and give a never-ending flow of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. Especially the brain rejuvenates with the steady supply of oxygen and it livens up.

Studies show that walking for 15 minutes three to four times a day improves breathing in people, and it also gives relief from lung diseases like emphysema. So, it is a very healthy habit to get up early in the morning and walk for atleast 15 to 20 minutes. It is also good to walk for atleast 15 minutes after taking a meal.


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Our Lungs :


Eating around five apples a week is helpful to improve the proper functioning of lungs. Tomatoes do the same work in our body so consume lots of tomatoes for proper functioning of the lungs.

Open the windows and allow circulation of air in the house. This will help in oxygenation of the body and make breathing easier.


Breathing Exercises .....

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Breathing Exercises :


Deep breathing exercises also give relaxation to the body and mind. Breathe in for 3 seconds, breathe out for 3 seconds, then pause and hold your breath for next 3 seconds. Repeat the same process again and again. This breathing exercise will improve the breathing rate and ultimately give relaxation to the mind and body. Deep breathing will open up the tiniest of air sacs in the lungs and gradually day-by-day the lung capacity and efficiency will improve. The brain will become younger and sharper and memory and other brain functions will improve.

This deep breathing exercise is best done early in the morning and at night before retiring to bed. Breathing exercise also gives relief to people suffering from asthma. It is also helpful in curing the dark spots from the skin as these spots occur due to deficiency of oxygen in the body.


Air Pollution .....

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Air Pollution :


Pollution level in the air is rising day-by-day and the content of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is also rising. Hence deep breathing exercise is very essential to oxygenate the heamoglobin of the blood. Also planting of more trees will help in enriching the air we breathe with oxygen which gives us life. Hence, we need to do deep breathing exercises to enhance our mind and body health.


© 2010 Dr Kulsum Mehmood

Comments

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Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 26, 2013:

@ Indian Chef, thanks for visiting.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on January 26, 2013:

Very Useful tips. Thanks for sharing

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on June 02, 2012:

ThanQ ripplemaker for the visit and comment.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on June 02, 2012:

I agree with its importance. I feel the benefits most when I am stressed and deep breathing relaxes me and I can sleep better. A deep breather advocate, that's me! LOL Thanks for this! :) Love and light.

Daffy Duck from Cornelius, Oregon on July 20, 2011:

Nice hub Kulsum. I had no idea there was so much to breathing. Interesting.

Kelly Camara from Fall River, MA on May 03, 2011:

Thank you for this great hub! We so take breathing for granted.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on April 11, 2011:

Thanks jayb. Very nice hearing from you.

jayb23 from India on April 11, 2011:

V informative hub Kulsum. Breathing exercise is indeed v useful for health and is also increases one's life span. Keep up the good work.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 25, 2011:

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ABDUL RASHEED on March 24, 2011:

ASAK,

Thank u for ur valuable info about deep breathing. after reading ur hub I hv started DB n found to be very helpful.

I had CABG surgery about 22 days ago.Any other precautions that I should take pl let me know.

Thanks for info.

Abdul Rasheed

Hyderabad

ABDUL RASHEED on March 24, 2011:

ASAK,

Thank u for ur valuable info about deep breathing. after reading ur hub I hv started DB n found to be very helpful.

I had CABG surgery about 22 days ago.Any other precautions that I should take pl let me know.

Thanks for info.

Abdul Rasheed

Hyderabad

Sarika Mehra on March 23, 2011:

I will appreciate it.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on March 23, 2011:

lotuslove, you have lots of good hubs and I intend to read them at my pace. Thanks for visiting.

Sarika Mehra on March 23, 2011:

if you go through my hubs you will see I put a lot of stress on prayanaam and breathing exercises most of the diseases go away without medication if breathing is done properly

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on February 13, 2011:

Dear artour. I think that very slow and light: only 3-4 breaths per minute will not help in opening up the tiny air sacs of the lungs at the end of the air - sacs tree of the lungs. I think that slow deep breathing will facilitate proper oxygenation of the blood. This is for the breathing exercises though. For breathing at rest the breaths may not be as deep as that but not light as well. I visited the site you suggested and found it profoundly informative. ThankQ.

artour from Canada on February 11, 2011:

Yoga secret of health is indeed in better breathing at rest. It should be very slow and light: only 3-4 breaths per minute (I am talking about automatic or basal breathing). Leading Russian physiologist Dr. Buteyko, PhD, MD discovered the secret of yoga (their super breathing): http://www.normalbreathing.com/yoga-breathing.php

Elayne from Rocky Mountains on August 28, 2010:

Very interesting - I need to take more control of my breathing. Thanks.

Sharif Ishnin from Singapore on February 21, 2010:

Great tips. I learn something here.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on January 07, 2010:

Thanks for all the nice comments.

breakfastpop on January 07, 2010:

Very important piece of writing and excellent advice for a healthier life. Thanks!

Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on January 06, 2010:

Very good info. Thanks.

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on January 06, 2010:

So many benefits from learning to breathe properly - something we just don't do.

I read recently that learning to breathe properly will even lower your blood pressure. I believe it. I feel energized when I take a deep breath. No wonder yoga has so many proven benefits.

Thanks so much for a timely hub!

SEO Expert Kerala from KERALA on January 06, 2010:

In yoga ,they control many diseases through the breathing exercise

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