7 Tips for Healthy Breathing

Many people complain of nasal congestion nowadays when cold weather is well-pressed, and upper respiratory tract infections such as flu and colds are common. Upper respiratory tract infections cause swelling in the nasal tissue and block the nose, giving us that congested feeling. ENT Specialist Dr Ecem Sevim Akı talked about the benefits of healthy breathing and gave seven tips and important advice. 

  • Use the diaphragm for healthy and correct breathing.
  • Breathe through the nose, and make sure to keep the mouth closed.
  • Shoulders should not be raised but kept low while breathing.
  • Breathe as needed, do not take partial shallow and deeper breaths than usual.
  • After inhaling, placing one hand on your chest and one hand on your abdomen will help you understand how you breathe.
  • When you breathe using the diaphragm, the abdominal region, not the rib cage, expands, and it shrinks when exhaling.
  • In order to ensure adequate oxygenation in the posterior region of the nose, you should exhale through the nose.

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