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Presidential Debate Breathing + A cool energy boosting technique anyone can do!

 

Breathing is something we sometimes take for granted. It continues to happen no matter what, but it’s also one of the first things to change when we get stressed.

 

Watch Dr. Rob explain why you should be taking a few extra deep breaths today!

 

 

When you’re stressed or in pain for an extended period of time you actually can develop dysfunctional breathing. During heightened periods of stress we tend to take irregular and shallow breaths which reduce the amount of oxygen we’re taking in.

 

This happens because of our sympathetic nervous system which is the fight or flight response. Deep breathing activate your parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for our rest and digest response.

 

Your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system can’t be on at the same time so activating your parasympathetic system with deep breathing it can help calm your brain and anxiety.

 

You can use different breathing techniques to get different results, like calming yourself or boosting your energy!

 

The calming technique is called Box Breathing or 5x5x5x5 breathing.

 

To try it yourself start by

  • taking a breath in for 5 seconds,
  • holding it for 5 seconds,
  • breathing out for 5 seconds
  • holding again for 5 seconds

Each breath should take about 20 seconds and it’s recommended you do 6 breaths for a total of 2 minutes. This can help lower blood pressure, reduce your stress and cortisol levels to allow you to relax.

 

Watch our Head Fit Coach Bryan show you how to master this technique:

If you’re looking for an energy boost this next technique can help:

 

Wim Hof Breathing consists of 30-40 long, deep breaths in and short, quick breaths out. This allows you to take in more air than you’re breathing out and can help increase the amount of oxygen in your body.

 

After 30-40 breaths you want to take a full breath out and hold your breath for as long as you can. Then you want to take a deep breath and hold it for 15 seconds.

 

This technique can boost your adrenaline and help psyche you up for what you need to tackle today! Follow along with Wim Hof to learn this cool breathing technique:

 

If you need help managing stress, breathing is not the only thing that can help! Our team of amazing chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists can help give you personalized advice and techniques to manage your stress and get to feeling better and living better!

 

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