Breathing is part of one of the most important human tasks such as eating and sleeping, it is usually done improperly due to stress and the accelerated rhythms of daily life. In the What is it for today we tell you the correct way to breathe that will have a decisive impact on your life.

What is it for?

There are three types of breathing, the thoracic in which the air is brought to the chest using the pectoral muscles, and the diaphragmatic, which differs from the previous one by entering the air to the bottom of the lungs using the diaphragm that is in charge of regulate respiratory activity. Most people use the first of those described, which does not allow proper oxygenation, negatively impacting the entire body. The most beneficial is diaphragmatic breathing in which the diaphragm muscle brings the abdomen forward allowing air to reach the lower lungs, using all the lung capacity that activates the parasympathetic nervous system that relaxes the body. Among the benefits of this type of breathing we find:

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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