Breathing Tips for Abdominal Strength

6.8.2015 breathingMany of us breathe shallowly when we are focusing at our desks. Bring awareness to your breathing throughout the day by pausing to take several deep abdominal breaths. Full deep breathing increases circulation and can deactivate the stress response, helping to calm and relax the body, improve energy, boost concentration and heighten the production of healthy immune system cells.

Abdominal Breathing Exercise:

1. Sit in a comfortable position, with your shoulders relaxed and back straight.

2. Put one hand on your abdomen just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.

3. Take a deep breath in through your nose, letting your abdomen push your hand out. Your chest should not move.

4. Breathe out slowly through your mouth.

For additional health and wellness information contact a CORE Wellness Coach at (800) 932-0034 or email.

Sources: http://www.osha.gov, http://www.jointventurespt.com

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