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A health condition that affects an individual’s ability to breathe well, often associated with other conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include: wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and large amounts of mucus that collect in the lungs.
Symptoms can worsen with time, but practicing breathing exercises can help you to manage them.
Practice it 4 to 5 times per day, daily.
Pursed lip breathing is best for performing strenuous activities, such as climbing stairs.
Coordinated breathing can be performed when you’re exercising or feeling anxious.
Deep breathing prevents air from getting trapped in your lungs, which can cause you to feel short of breath. As a result, you can breathe in more fresh air.
A huff cough should be less tiring than a traditional cough, and it can keep you from feeling worn out when coughing up mucus.
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It's the total amount of air that your lungs can hold.
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This is also known as belly breathing:
It slows down your breathing, making it easier for the lungs to function and improves the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide:
How it’s done: Inhale for a count of 4, then exhale for a count of 4, all through the nose, which adds a natural resistance to the breath. Once you manage it, you can go up to a c...
When it works best: Before an exam, or any stressful event.
How it’s done: Starting in a comfortable meditative pose, hold the right thumb over the right nostril and inhale deeply through the left nostril. At the peak of inhalation, close off the left nostril with the ring finger, then exhale through the right nostril. Continue the pattern, inhaling through the right nostril, closing it off with the right thumb and exhaling through the left nostril.
When it works best: Crunch time, or whenever it’s time to focus or energize.