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Deep breathing

  1. Sit or stand with your elbows slightly back. This allows your chest to expand more fully.
  2. Inhale deeply through your nose.
  3. Hold your breath as you count to 5.
  4. Release the air via a slow, deep exhale, through your nose, until you feel your inhaled air has been released.

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.

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Coordinated breathing

  • Inhale through your nose before beginning an exercise.
  • While pursing your lips, breathe out through your mouth during the most strenuous part of the exercise. An example could be when curling upward on a bicep curl.

Coordinated breathing can be performed ...

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Huff cough

  1. Place yourself in a comfortable seated position. Inhale through your mouth, slightly deeper than you would when taking a normal breath.
  2. Activate your stomach muscles to blow the air out in three even breaths while making the sou...

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Diaphragmatic breathing

  1. While sitting or lying down with your shoulders relaxed, put a hand on your chest and place the other hand on your stomach.
  2. Take a breath in through your nose for 2 seconds, feeling your stomach move outward. You’re doing the activity cor...

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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.

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Pursed lip breathing benefits:

  • It’s been shown to reduce how hard a person has to work to breathe.
  • It helps release air trapped in the lungs.
  • It promotes relaxation.
  • It reduces shortness of breath.

Practice it 4 to 5 times per day, daily.

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Pursed lip breathing

  1. While keeping your mouth closed, take a deep breath in through your nose, counting to 2. The breath does not have to be deep. 
  2. Put your lips together as if you are starting to whistle or blow out candles on a birthday cake. This is known as “pursing” your lips.
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Deep breathing exercises

Use deep breathing exercises to relax your body:

  • Sit somewhere comfortable with a straight back
  • Close your eyes and begin breathing through your nose
  • Breathe in for a count of two.
  • Hold your breath for a count of one
  • Breathe out through your mouth ...

Deep-breathing

Deep-breathing

Deep breathing has a direct calming effect on the nervous system.

  • Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth.
  • Breathe in slowly through you nose to the count of five.
  • Hold your breath to the count of seven.
  • Exhale slowly and audibly t...

Tactical breathing

Is a technique to use when you feel yourself having a fight-or-flight response. It involves all your breathing muscles–from chest to belly.

  • Place your right hand on your belly, pushing out with a big exhale. Then breathe in through your nostrils, slowly drawing the breath...

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