Headline, July 07 2020/ ''' HEALTHY BREATHING STUDENTS '''



DOCTORS WHO STUDY BREATHING SAY that the vast majority of the people do it inadequately.'' James Nestor, author of a new book :

''Breath : the New Science of a Lost Art,'' wrote recently in the Wall Street Journal. ''How we breathe matters,'' he said, ''and our attention to it is long overdue.''

WHILE MORE RESEARCH ON THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF MASKS on breathing patterns is needed, Mr. Paul DiTuro, a Special Forces medic, suggests that in addition to respiratory training, some simple steps may help make wearing a mask easier.

Just before putting on your mask, take five ''quality'' breaths. With each breath, inhale through the nose for four seconds, exhale through the mouth for six seconds, then rest for two seconds. Repeat these five breaths as soon as you put on the mask, and again after you remove it.

NOSE BREATHING IS  BETTER THAN MOUTH BREATHING because it's protective; the nose filters, heats and treats raw air.

Inhaling through the nose stimulates the release of hormones and nitric oxide. which helps to regulate vital functions like blood pressure and increased oxygenation throughout the body.

Given that most of the people take about 25,000 breaths a day breathing properly is critical to how well our bodies function, we should try to get the most benefit we can from this life-sustaining with or without a mask

Breathing done properly keeps the body in acid-base balance, which enables tissues to get the amount of oxygen they need to function optimally, Mr. DiTuro explained. This balance is achieved by maintaining an ideal level of carbon dioxide in the blood.

Too little carbon dioxide, which can happen when breathing is rapid and shallow, impedes the release of oxygen to body tissues and can cause anxiety, irritability, fatigue and lack of focus, Mr. DiTuro said.

Even during normal times, people often breathe too fast and through their mouths, perhaps because of chronic stress or noses made stuffy by allergies or a developed septum. Without much effort, you can retrain yourself to breathe -with or without a mask- so it is physiologically beneficial when you're not being chased by a tiger.

Rapid breathing uses neck and chest muscles instead of the diaphragm, which is innervated by the vagus nerve responsible for calming the body. M. DiTuro said, ''Lack of diaphragmatic breathing makes it harder to mentally relax.''

Doing five minutes of respiratory muscle training every morning and every night can help you learn to breathe more effectively at all times without having to think about it.

Having stronger respiratory muscles may also facilitate an effective battle against the coronavirus. At the very least they can make living healthfully through the Cpovid-19 pandemic while breathing through a mask less challenging.

A small investigative trial Mr. DiTuro conducted with assistance from colleagues at Mayo Clinic and other labs around the United States suggests that over prolonged periods, N95 masks, the kind worn by doctors caring for the virus-infected patients, ''do have the potential to alter respiratory patterns enough to cause negative and mental effects.''

If, for example, you are a teacher, medical worker or checkout clerk who must wear a mask for an extended period, take periodic breaks when you can safely remove the mask and breathe normally.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Breathing and Personal Health, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Jane E.Brody.

With respectful dedication to Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011:

''' Breathing Brilliantly '''

Good Night and God Bless

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