The Benefits of Breathing Exercises During Covid and Some Practices

December 21, 2022

It seems Covid and its mutations are likely to continue. With the recent outbreak of the Omicron variant, we are back to mask up – which means no breathing fresh air when outside. Thus let’s go back to learning some breathing exercises and techniques from Healthline, which may help lower the severity of symptoms affecting your respiratory system. The deep breathing exercises are also beneficial for reducing the impact of stress you may be feeling during such times, which is not new to us.

We know from several studies and reviews that breathing practices affect the parasympathetic nervous system, which regulates and controls our anxiety or stressful situations by calming the body down. In fact, practices like slow breathing, diaphragmatic breathing help the lungs to work more efficiently, deal better with the physical and mental effect of stress and increase relaxation.

Inflammation of the lungs is a common symptom that makes breathing difficult, especially with people who have suffered from Covid. The Covid virus affects the entire respiratory tract, obstructing airflow, which can trigger asthmatic attacks, causing acute respiratory distress syndrome. Breathing exercises clears and strengthens lung functions, benefitting people from breathing problems or lung diseases.

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