Many people do not know that the correct way of breathing is also one of the codes of longevity, and there are many kinds of breathing, of which chest and abdominal breathing are the most beneficial to the body, also known as deep breathing. Today we will learn about the importance of deep breathing for the human body.
Breathing is one of the most important vital signs of human beings, unfortunately, many people do not make good use of this sign for health, on the contrary, because of the incorrect way of breathing, affects health.
The lungs are the main place of gas exchange between the body and the outside, and breathing is done in the rhythmic expansion and contraction of the thorax to complete inhalation and exhalation, providing oxygen to the body and expelling carbon dioxide to ensure the normal operation of life. There are mainly thoracic breathing and abdominal breathing, the former is short and shallow, and the latter is long and deep.
Many people breathe too short so that the air cannot penetrate deep into the lower lobe of the lungs, resulting in small air exchange. Only 20% of lung capacity is utilized every day, leaving most people to use only 1/3 of their lung capacity in their lifetime, and sedentary, stress and anxiety are the main causes of this result.
Shallow, short breaths not only tend to leave the brain deprived of oxygen and feeling tired, but are also closely linked to anxiety, stress, depression, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.
On the contrary, chest and abdominal deep breathing can bring a lot of health benefits, it helped men to lose 80 pounds (equivalent to 73 pounds) of weight. In general, deep breathing has the following four health benefits in particular.
1. Benefit longevity
Life expectancy is closely related to the function of the heart and lungs. The volume of air exhaled when we breathe in at maximum is called lung volume, and it is one of the most visual indicators of cardiorespiratory function.
Lung volume can predict life expectancy, which is the conclusion of a study in the early 1990s because it is closely related to physical function, metabolic capacity, and also to cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, while deep breathing is a good way to exercise lung volume.
When breathing deeply, the thorax is opened more, and more oxygen is inhaled, so that its utilization rate in various organs of the body is higher, and people may live more years as a result.
2. Assist in lowering blood pressure
Studies have found that deep breathing less than 10 times per minute can relax and dilate blood vessels, helping to lower blood pressure. Japan also came up with the same findings, researchers pointed out that three times a day, morning, noon, and night deep breathing, 10 minutes each time, can assist in lowering blood pressure.
3. Help to fall asleep
People who do not sleep well are easily distracted, by adjusting breathing, helps stabilize emotions and helps to fall asleep.
4. Prevention and control of respiratory diseases
Deep breathing can help patients with chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, and other diseases to expel residual air, helping the recovery of the disease. In addition, the lungs of patients with these diseases are in a state of inelasticity and expansion, which affects lung capacity. Performing deep breathing can gradually increase the muscle contraction force, which is conducive to the expansion of the chest and lungs, and enhance the vitality of intercostal muscles, which can gradually restore their elasticity and lung capacity, thus achieving the purpose of alleviating the disease.
When people take the initiative to adjust the depth and frequency of breathing and use the way of deep breathing, they can effectively relax the tense nerves and relieve the anxious mood, and an open mind and a happy mood are the natural enemies of cancer cells.