Just Breathe... Take a deep breath! It's the quickest way to subdue stress, stave off sickness, stay calm and more.
If you're bent on improving your health, you are probably exercising and watching what you eat. But you would be wise to pay attention to how you breathe, too. Studies show that mindful breathing can do wonders to increase your well being.
Research suggest that deeper and slower inhaling and exhaling can help your body heal faster from illness, lower blood pressure and possibly help increase immunity. Studies have also shown that deep breathing associated with meditation can stimulate growth of the brain's frontal cortex, which regulates emotion.