My Physical Health Home Tests & Help? Article #5
Breathing is fairly important. And a breath test can teach you a lot while breathing itself can be an exercise to improve your health.
Once again, the object is to discover and explore an easy to use, FREE test, that can become a tool with a built in feedback loop.
“What’s measured improves” ― Peter F. Drucker…
Dr. Sircus explains how to measure your breathing and some of the exercises and inexpensive, effective tools you can use to improve your breathing which will improve your health…
Breathing to Live Longer
Lung expert Dr. Lynne Eldridge says that, “In general, children have faster respiratory rates than adults, and women breathe more often than men. The normal ranges for different age groups are listed below:
Newborn: 30-60 breaths per minute
Infant (1 to 12 months): 30-60 breaths per minute
Toddler (1-2 years): 24-40 breaths per minute
Preschooler (3-5 years): 22-34 breaths per minute
School-age child (6-12 years): 18-30 breaths per minute
Adolescent (13-17 years): 12-16 breaths per minute
Adult: 12-18 breaths per minute
Medical textbooks suggest that the normal respiratory rate for adults is only 12 breaths per minute at rest. Older textbooks often provide lower values (e.g., 8-10 breaths per minute) but as Dr. Eldridge and others have noted most modern adults breathe much faster (about 15-20 breaths per minute) than their normal respiratory rate. Respiratory rates in cancer and other severely ill patients are usually higher, generally about 20 breaths/min or more.
Follow this link to explore why more breathing isn’t better breathing… What you need to do to improve your breathing and how…
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