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Way you should breathe

When you breathe through your nose, you absorb more nitric oxide, which is one reason you can absorb 18 percent more oxygen than by mouth breathing.

“5.5-second inhales followed by 5.5-second exhales, which works out almost exactly to 5.5 breaths a minute. The results were profound, even when practiced for just five to ten minutes a day.”

  • Stop breathing through your mouth.
  • Breathe through your nose as much as you can — while you exercise, and especially while you sleep.
  • Apply the 5.5 rule by inhaling for 5.5-seconds followed by exhaling for 5.5-seconds.

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  • With every inhalation, our heart rate speeds up, and with every exhalation, it slows down. 
  • The nervous system is especially sensitive to changes in breathing rate. 
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Breathing is so natural to us that very few scientists have studied it in detail. Breathing is thought of as just a binary activity crucial to our lives, but the way we breathe matters a lot.

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