Breathe In. Breathe Out: Why Deep Breathing is So Important
March 12, 2015
Breathe In. Breathe Out.
Why Deep Breathing is So Important.
By Rashida A. Marshall
Inhale deeply. Exhale deeply. This terminology is often heard during a yoga class, yet they are phrases which are ideal for us to repeat throughout our daily lives. Stress places such a burden on most people. In fact, studies have shown that about 60% of illnesses and diseases are caused by some form of stress. When our bodies our under stress it causes our heart rate and blood pressure to increase, our cholesterol and triglyceride levels to raise and our immune system to weaken. Over time, this constant wear and tear on our bodies and mind increases our risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and depression.
Deep breathing is a great place to start when it comes to reducing stress, and it can really bring us relief and easiness during those times when life seems to be getting the best of us.