5 Exercises to Help You Breathe Easier

Hello Ladies!

We all know the importance of keeping our bodies active and our lungs healthy. But sometimes, it's hard to find the motivation to get up and move when we're feeling short of breath. If you're looking for some exercises to help improve your breathing, look no further! Here are 5 easy (and fun!) exercises that will help you breathe a little bit easier.

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1. The first exercise is called "Pursed Lip Breathing."

To do this, simply take a deep breath in through your nose, and then exhale slowly through pursed lips. This helps to slow down your breathing and prevent shortness of breath. Try to do this for 10 breaths, 3 times per day.

2. The second exercise is called "Diaphragmatic Breathing."

This one is a bit more challenging, but it's very effective. To do this, lie on your back with your knees bent and place one hand on your stomach. As you inhale, make sure that your stomach rises before your chest does. This means that you are using your diaphragm correctly! Exhale slowly and repeat 10 times.

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3. The third exercise is called "Belly Breathing."

This one is similar to diaphragmatic breathing, but instead of lying down, you can do it sitting or standing up. Simply place one hand on your stomach and inhale deeply so that your stomach expands. Then exhale fully and repeat 10 times.

4. The fourth exercise is called "Thoracic Expansion."

For this one, you will need a foam roller or tennis ball (or both!). Place the foam roller horizontally across your back at about bra strap level, and then lean into it so that it feels like a good stretch. Hold this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then roll down an inch or two and repeat. You can also place the tennis ball between your shoulder blades and lean into a wall to get a similar stretch.

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5. The fifth and final exercise is called "Pectoral Stretch."

To do this, stand in a doorway with both arms extended out to the sides at shoulder height. Step forward with one foot until you feel a stretch in the chest muscles, holding for 30 seconds to 1 minute before repeating on the other side.

These are just a few exercises that can help improve your breathing and overall lung health! Remember to check with your doctor before starting any new exercises, especially if you have any respiratory issues or other health concerns. And most importantly—have fun! Exercise should be something that we enjoy, not something that feels like a chore. So get moving and start breathing easier today! Until Next Time!...XOXO 🍁🧡🍂

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