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Breath correctly to move well.

Breathing affects functional movement Exercise-induced asthma, lack of sleep, anxiety as well as dysfunctional breathing patterns deprive athletes of their best performance possible. Dysfunctional breathing is as simple as unconscious over breathing manifesting itself in the following ways: Breathing through the mouth by day and night Upper chest movement Irregular breathing Breathlessness Sports Injury   Sleepi
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Oxygen transfer – the science

Breathe through the nose for better oxygenation How we breathe influences Oxygen (O²) transfer from our blood to our muscles and organs. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells (erythrocytes) that carries O² from the lungs to the body’s tissues and organs and returns Carbon Dioxide (CO²) from the tissues back to the lungs   The air we breathe contains 21% O². The bloods O² saturation (SpO²) is a p
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Measure Breathlessness for Breathing Efficiency

Athletes often struggle with breathlessness. This is not only common for an individual exercising for the first time but also for the experienced athlete During increased rate and depth of breathing (hyperpnea), the relative cost of breathing increases exponentially when moving from moderate exercise to heavy and maximal exercise levels. (1) While at moderate exercise, the cost of the respiratory system accounts for
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Children should keep their mouths shut! The benefits of nasal breathing for asthmatics

It is that time of year again when South African schools select sports teams and start preparing for inter-house athletics days. So many young children are put under pressure by schools and parents to partake in their schools sports days or try out for teams. What should be a fun introduction to the year, becomes a time of anxiety or disappointment because they are unable to join in due to breathlessness in exercise.
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