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Mindful : October 2019
Immune Strength Studies have found that the activation of the vagus nerve and parasympathetic nervous system can boost immune health and reduce inflammation. Your Body on Deep Breathing Deep breathing has been found to benefit your whole body in powerful ways. Here are some key perks to lengthening your inhale and exhale, according to research. SCIENCE Less Stress Deep breathing helps regulate stress and anxiety by activating the parasympathetic nervous system and increasing vagal tone, which triggers the relaxation response. Healthy Heart Deep breathing has been found to boost hear t health in a number of ways, most notably by lowering and stabilizing blood pressure, improving circulation, and slowing the heart rate. Tension Release Chest breathing, which many of us do by default, can be caused by and can lead to muscle tension. Deep breathing can help those tense muscles relax. Fresh Oxygen By engaging more par ts of the lungs, deep breathing has been found to encourage fuller oxygen exchange, the process through which fresh oxygen moves into the cells and carbon dioxide gets expelled with each breath.