On an average day we take over 20,000 breaths. If you’re a smoker, a proportion of those breaths will be filled with toxic chemicals such as nicotine, ammonia, formaldehye and carbon monoxide, chemicals which sound like they belong in a science experiment not your body.
This week I’m encouraging you to reduce your cigarette consumption and see for yourself what difference it’ll make to your lungs and energy. The more oxygen your body is able to take in, the more energy you’ll have and the healthier you’ll be.
If you would like more help and advice, please pop by and see me in clinic.
I personally love starting my day with 10 deep breaths by the sea so I’m ready for the day ahead.
Breathing is something that we do subconsciously thousands of times a day. But how many times have you taken a moment to stop and concentrate on your breaths?
Deep breathing helps to utilise all of your lung capacity and so delivering more oxygen to your body helping you feel revitalised. It also helps to re-align your focus and give you clarity, particularly if you are feeling stressed or anxious.