Breathing can have a deleterious effect on many aspects of one's well being. Stress, fatigue, tiredness and pain could all really be a result of improper breathing habits that people may not even know they are engaging in. Not taking deep enough breaths will lead to a lack of oxygen in their body's tissues and therefore pain and fatigue. These bad breathing habits can be corrected with some simple exercises. Focus on one's breathing and relax and one may find oneself in a better place mentally and physically.
- Improper breathing deprives the body of oxygen, which leads to chronic exhaustion and can also cause frequent sighing
- Two of the most common improper breathing habits are mouth breathing and breath holding, both of which reduce one's intake of oxygen
- To combat poor breathing habits, learn to notice one's breathing, practice deep breathing, and slow one's breathing when necessary
"Most of us never think about how we breathe unless we are short of breath through exercise, illness or stress. "