Breathing Exercises Can Increase Lung Capacity and Oxygen Levels in the Body


eMediNexus    30 December 2022

According to healthcare experts, breathing exercises and certain techniques can help increase lung capacity and oxygen levels in the body. Because of the ongoing pandemic, people all over the world have realized how unpleasant the feeling of being out of breath can be when the virus attacks their lung capacity.


With the fear of another COVID wave triggered by the BF.7 subvariant, there is enhanced aspiration to remain fit, as the feeling of dread that the pandemic invoked has led to a heightened sense of concern regarding health, immunity, and overall well-being.


Dr. Deepak Sharma, Consultant Pulmonologist, Ujala Cygnus Brightstar Hospital, Moradabad, explained that improved breathing can do some miracles by boosting lung health and capacity, which is crucial for the holistic health and well-being of an individual. He added that improving breathing techniques and patterns through different exercises like incentive spirometry or deep breathing exercises oxygenates the blood more effectively and improves lung capacity.


He explained that the aim behind suggesting breathing exercises is to use the full depths of the diaphragm and chest volume that are fully focused on the rhythm of the breathing cycle with inhalation and exhalation in an approximate 1:2 ratio. He stated that breathing exercises help slow down the heart′s overall metabolic rate, which in turn activates the body′s oxygen-conserving mechanism. Hence, our body starts to use oxygen more efficiently, thereby improving endurance during strenuous exercises. 


(Source: https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=1033507 )

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