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Did You Know That Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness Depend On Your Breathing?
In fact science tells us that your breathing will determine the length and quality of your life!
Count your breathes per minute. Is it under 10/minute? You might want to have someone else count, since as soon as you put your focus on your breathing you alter it.
Lung volume is a primary marker for how long you will live, but breathing efficiently is much more than taking a deep breath.
Bad breathing habits erode healthy breathing without you even noticing.
Past the mid twenties the average person loses 9–25% of their lung capacity per decade!
When I started teaching rehabilitation, I thought that the cause of this decline in lung function was from “couch potato syndrome”. You know, from not moving enough.
Inactivity sure has a lot to do with disease, but I saw folks who were always working and pushing themselves too hard!
They weren’t lazy, but they had rapid-shallow-breathing and they just couldn’t seem to catch their breath!
Do you know why these hard working folks suffered the same shallow breathing that couch potatoes do? Continue reading article