If running and morning jogs are part of your daily routine, you should be aware of how essential breath control is for better lung function and steady performance. But do we know the best way to breathe while running? The optimal method involves inhaling and exhaling through a combination of both your nose and mouth. This approach keeps your breath steady, engages the diaphragm to take in more oxygen with each breath, and allows for quicker release of carbon dioxide.
When we run, our bodies become stressed and struggle to achieve adequate oxygen intake. This can also lead to increased lactic acid buildup in muscles if waste isn’t expelled quickly. Diaphragmatic or belly breathing can help, as it allows more oxygen to flow into your body. To learn more techniques for better breathing to improve your running performance, check out this video.