4 Breathing Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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2. You’re hunched over your computer, your desk or your phone.

Most of us spend hours at a desk at work, pouring over our smartphones, laptops or just staring at a computer screen. While necessary evils for most corporate jobs, the effect this has on our bodies is massive. According to prevention.com, this working position adds 30 pounds of pressure to the cervical spine, driving the ribs into the diaphragm, adding pressure to the shoulders, and encouraging shallow breathing. To fight the negative effects of this common working position, set a reminder to go off every 15 or 30 minutes that prompts you to straighten your back, stretch out your shoulders and take a few long, deep breaths.

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6 comments

  1. Vickie Dennis says:

    Deep long breaths made a difference I feel better , I will not forget this feeling from deep breathing it will be repeated often daily.

  2. Henry F Galligan says:

    Ihave severe copd and i can’t believe the differance in me with the deep breathing i feel so much better wish i had done it a long time ago. And it is hard to concentrate on it but well worth the trouble to make sure u do it right.

  3. Glen Hill says:

    Learnig to breath properly and “making it a habit” was the most difficult part of learning to control and manage COPD for me . . and it’s been well over a score of years since my emphysema diagnosis, over a decade since the COPD diagnosis and there are occasions I have “anxiety or even stress attacks” because I can’t pull in that breath I need !

  4. IS THERE ANYONE WHO REALLY KNOWS HOW TO IMPROVE LIFE WHEN ONE HAS FIBROSIS IN THE LUNGS.I WOULD BE GLAD OF ANY HELP AS NOW LIMITED TO GOING SHORT TRIPS IN CAR WITH AND STOPPING AS CLOSE TO DESTINATION AS POSSIBLE AS WALKING IS VERY DIFFICULT.NEED TO STOP AND REST EVERY 50 YARDS

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