Have you felt stressed lately? Anxious? Nervous? Who wouldn’t with fall semester just getting underway! Your stress level is probably off the chart.
Count Your Breath
Do me a favor. Get a timer and count how many times you breathe in one minute. Don’t worry. I’ll be here when you get back.
Did you do it?
How many breaths did you take – 10, 15, maybe 20?
No worries. Most people breathe between 10-15 times per minute. However, as normal as this may seem, this should not be your goal. Your ideal breathing rate is six breaths per minute. Practicing slow, deep breathing can help oxygenate the blood and improve your ability to exercise.