Sometimes we take our lungs for granted. They keep us alive and well and for the most part, we don’t need to think about them. That’s why it is important to prioritize your lung health.
Your human anatomy has a natural defense system designed to protect the lungs, keeping dirt and germs at bay. We frequently don’t consider the crucial role our lungs play in keeping us strong and well. It’s not until we experience problems breathing that we just take notice. But you, like the rest of our body, our lungs need daily care and attention.
Breathing feeds oxygen to every cell within the body. Without adequate oxygen, people are more vulnerable to health problems, including respiratory illnesses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as heart disease.
The breathing exercise:
Stand up and always check your heartrate for 30 seconds. Then sit down and take 3 breaths in a row without exhaling. Then hold your breath as long as you can and count the time. When you exhale, check always your pulse for 30 seconds again.
If you were able to simply take your breath at under 40 seconds, the job of your respiratory system isn’t that good. The typical result should be 40-49 seconds. If you can hold your breath for more than 50 seconds, you’re in really good shape.
Calculate your heart rate applying this formula:
The result should equal your heartbeat for 30 seconds after the test and your heart rate for 30 seconds before the test.
The result that equals 1, 2, or lower is fine. In the event that you scored more “points”, it might indicate that the cardiovascular system needs more oxygen.