Thursday, March 5, 2020

Age-Proofing Your Brain – Oxygen, 1

The brain consumes more energy than any other body part. It takes 20 percent of all the oxygen you breathe into your lungs. Make sure you get a sufficient amount of oxygen into your lungs through the air you breathe, which is then transferred to red blood cells that transport the oxygen to cells in your brain. Growing up, you may have been taught that the best way to breathe was to stand up straight, stick out your chest, and hold in your abdomen. It turns out this is not an optimal position for deep breathing. Abdominal breathing is the ticket! Some believe you can increase the amount of oxygen that reaches your brain through brain breathing

The formula for brain breathing is:

·       Breathe in through your nose to a count of four
·       Hold your breath to a count of twelve
·       Exhale through pursed lips to a count of eight

Take a dozen brain breaths every day. Endeavor to do this in pure fresh air. More tomorrow.

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