Category: Improving breathing

Common Causes of Respiratory Related Stress and How Breathing Can Help

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It goes without saying that being able to breathe properly is the key to a happy, healthy life; not to mention a long one. Yet a wide variety of self-inflicted problems lead to our being unable to breathe, to an inability to live life to the fullest. Overeating, smoking, and lack of exercise are the most common examples of this.

Consider, nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke are 20 to 30% and 25 to 30% more likely to develop lung cancer and heart disease, respectively, than they would be if they could avoid it altogether. Sleep apnea, a condition known to make you stop breathing multiple times throughout the night, can lead to chronic fatigue and, in extreme cases, sudden death. Yet one of its main causes, obesity, is entirely treatable, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Many of these

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