• 11 health mistakes you're making right now

Health mistake 1: Incorrect breathing

Breathing is something that most of us do without much thought. However, did you know that there is a ‘correct’ way to breathe, and – more importantly – that you are probably not doing it?

The fact is, many of us go through life breathing incorrectly, yet experts believe that learning to breathe properly could help prevent many conditions including asthma, high blood pressure and anxiety.

Most of us take shallow breaths and breathe from our chests; however, breathing from the abdomen is considered to be a healthier way to breathe as it provides us with more oxygen with each breath.

To help boost your physical and mental health, spend some time each day concentrating on your breathing technique, trying to focus on abdominal breathing. Incorporating regular breathing exercises into your routine is a good way to stay energised, healthy and stress-free.

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  1. Glib09:53am Monday 18th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    A huge mistake right now would be to read this article.

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  2. Stuart06:05pm Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    these days health is a big issue and i would like to know how to breathe from the stomach , where would i find this information?

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  3. Ghost Hunter11:58am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Breathing exercises, indeed any breathing at all, near any Australian politician, can prove instantly brain damaging to the Australian voters ! So much BS surrounds a politician every time any of them open their fat mouths, they poison the air for everyone else.

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  4. Hasan10:57am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Right, so not breathing right is the reason why my bosses have repeatedly denied promoting me because, and I quote, "your name is a roadblock in a conservative country like ours". Breathe, "Saddam Hasan" as they call me, keep breathing.......

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  5. Lehel10:21am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    There are many sciences that have emerged lately in the last 100 years, but what if that knowledge was allready there for thousands of years and we are only re-learning them or re-discovering them. The point is that in the Vedic scriptures, Pranayam (the science of breathing) removes toxins, anxiety, depression, stress etc and elevates a person to a state of mindfulness (understanding the self to the point of connecting the mind and body), relaxation, appreciation, controlling the life airs to the point of long gevity, etc. Other Vedic Sciences include Vastu, Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmaistry, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Music and much, much more. Bye for now... Nitai Gauranga.

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  6. denny09:29am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    exercise |ˈeksərˌsīz| noun 1 activity requiring physical effort, carried out especially to sustain or improve health and fitness: exercise improves your heart and lung power | loosening-up exercises. could argue that it is or isn't either way, possibly have to take that one to the judge and get him to "make up" the correct answer haha. It does say "or improve health" but it says it requires "physical effort"(physical effort is almost anything) and a lot of people would say that the effort of breathing is an automatic reaction of the living human.

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  7. rimz08:34am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    That breathing exercise has name in yoga, infact there are many exerises.

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  8. Glib08:29am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Not getting any REAL exercise.

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