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It is important to think about a few things when breathing, especially with exercise, in order to prevent injury and bring oxygen to all our cells.
First, do not hold your breath. It is not uncommon for seniors hold their breath when exerting force when exercising.
Secondly, correct breathing improves our intake of oxygen.
Shallow breathing can limit our ability to take in oxygen, and discharge carbon dioxide.
When performing deep breathing exercises, it is important to use correct posture when sitting or standing.
Sitting with your spine aligned in neutral, your ribs lifted, your shoulders back and down, allows your lungs to work at peak performance when exercising.
As air comes in, the lungs need room to expand. Correct posture helps the ribs to accommodate the lungs and increase our pulmonary capacity.
Below you will find sitting and standing deep breathing exercises to perform.
These exercises are designed to increase your awareness of breathing and train your body to correctly breath when exercising.
Correct breathing involves relaxing your upper body while bringing the air in all the way down to your belly.
This will fill your lungs from the bottom. Watch the video below and follow along! Happy breathing.
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