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With every waking day and even as we sleep, our bodies automatically breathe for us to stay alive. But sometimes restricting our breathing or not being aware of our breathing patterns, can hinder our own productivity as our bodies struggle to receive the air it needs to function perfectly. According to a 2006 medical study on posture and breathing, people with bad posture produce the worst expiratory flow, which can reduce lung capacity and oxygen intake by up to 30%. Reduced oxygen intake can cause stress on the heart, increase fatigue, and elevate cortisol levels, which could then cause you to experience insomnia, weight gain, and mood swings.
This exercise may require quite a bit of energy at first and could even feel tiring but the more you practice, the better you’ll become at breathing correctly.
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