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Benefits of Breathing Exercises

Updated on March 16, 2011
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Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant with 30 plus years of experience. She is single mother and a philanthropist. She is in a full time job.

Benefits of Breathing Exercises

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.

          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.

            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 asthama. It is also helpful in curing the dark spots from the skin as these spots occur due to deficiency of oxygen in the body.

            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 haemoglobin 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.

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      svcgfzvova 

      5 years ago

      This is excellent news for gaming authors and websites, as the more-n-more people are moving towards playing online games on net, the more excitement around the globe will be.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @ Indian Chef, thanks for visiting.

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      Indian Chef 

      5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Very Useful tips. Thanks for sharing

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      ThanQ ripplemaker for the visit and comment.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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.

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      Daffy Duck 

      7 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

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

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      Kelly Camara 

      7 years ago from Fall River, MA

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

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks jayb. Very nice hearing from you.

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      jayb23 

      7 years ago from India

      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.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks Abdul Rasheed for visiting. Do visit this hub for info. about CABG Heart Surgery info.: https://hubpages.com/health/cabgsurgery

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      ABDUL RASHEED  

      7 years ago

      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

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      ABDUL RASHEED  

      7 years ago

      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

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      Sarika Mehra 

      7 years ago

      I will appreciate it.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      7 years ago from Nagpur, India

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

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      Sarika Mehra 

      7 years ago

      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

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      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.

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      Elayne 

      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

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

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      Sharif Ishnin 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Great tips. I learn something here.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks for all the nice comments.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

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

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Very good info. Thanks.

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      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      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!

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      SEO Expert Kerala 

      8 years ago from KERALA

      In yoga ,they control many diseases through the breathing exercise

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