Archive for September 6, 2013
Oh, sure we take breathing for granted since it is pretty much an involuntary action. However, there are ways that we can improve how we breathe, which in turn may increase our overall health. We all truly do understand how important body breathing is, and when we are faced with breathing difficulties, it can be incredibly frightening. We look at the statistics about lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more than 160,000 people every year. And, there are an additional 3,000 deaths from lung disease in nonsmokers that are caused be exposure to secondhand smoke.
Another body breathing concern is asthma. It is interesting to note that behavioral approaches, including hyperventilation reduction techniques, have been shown to improve the symptoms of asthma. These techni