Here’s my approach to most areas of life: Do the best you can with what you’ve got and don’t worry about the rest. True, we can’t control everything, but let’s talk about a simple, often-overlooked, essential function that you can control. And when you do, big benefits are in store for every system of your body.
First, let’s consider that science has proven cancer cannot survive in high levels of oxygen and that there is a direct link between shortness of breath and heart disease. We also know that breathing drives the nervous system, so anxiety and depression can crop up when the nervous system is out of balance.
Additionally, proper breathing promotes weight-loss, restful sleep and energy. All this from a function that just happens without effort. So let’s take a closer look.