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Breathing while bending forward can help you breathe more easily
while you are exercising or resting. Lean forward at the waist, and keep your
back straight. People often use a table or the back of a chair for this. You
can also use this breathing method while you are sitting down.
Pursed-lip breathing helps you breathe more air out so that your next
breath can be deeper. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth
while almost closing your lips. Breathe in for about 4 seconds, and breathe out
for 6 to 8 seconds.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKen Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
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