Benefits of deep breathing, and how to enjoy them

Life is linked to the breath. The first action a newborn baby takes is to fill its lungs with air – then lets out a cry to let the world know it has arrived! Indeed from that point, one breathes every few seconds and continues to breathe as long as one is alive. Breathing is an involuntary activity that people usually don’t think about. But breathing deeply and correctly is one of the most important actioLife is linked to the breath. The first action a newborn baby takes is to fill its lungs with air – then lets out a cry to let the world know it has arrived! Indeed from that point, one breathes every few seconds and continues to breathe as long as one is alive. Breathing is an involuntary activity that people usually don’t think about. But breathing deeply and correctly is one of the most important actions one can teach oneself, and it is well worth learning. 

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Habits to keep your heart healthy

If you’re a smoker, quit. It’s the single best thing you can do for your heart health.

Smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease. A year after giving up, your risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.

You’re more likely to stop smoking for good if you use NHS stop smoking services. Visit the Smokefree website or ask your GP for help with quitting.

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