Archive for August 8, 2013
Did you know that, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, almost 13% of Americans have used deep breathing exercises? Breathing right is important for overall health. Not only does breathing clear wastes from our body in the form of CO2 and help us take in oxygen, but breathing right helps keep our bodies regulated. Here are three tips for breathing better.
1. Treat them Right
Your lungs are made up of millions of tiny alveoli that help increase the surface area of your lung, allowing for fast oxygen absorption. In fact, the surface area of your lungs are equal to the size of a tennis court. Smoking damages alveoli, which is why any type of activity which harms the lungs should be quit. Once too many alveoli are ruined, individuals often have emphysema, which i