Reasons Why is it Important to Breathe While Exercising

1.It helps in efficiency of muscles

Only proper breathing can make sure that your muscles get the oxygen they need while providing energy and strength to assist you in performing the physical activity. This helps in making your muscles efficient so that they can perform at the highest level.

2.It generates more oxygen

While performing strenuous activities, you may need to breathe in from your mouth to supply more oxygen to the body. The oxygen supply through the nose might not be sufficient to power your muscles. Keep in mind that the more strenuous the activity, the greater the oxygen supply your body will need. Rhythmic deep breathing helps provide more oxygen too.

3.It helps maintain your breathing rhythm

It is important to maintain your breathing rhythm while exercising. For example, those who run maintain a 3:2 or 2:1 rhythm of inhaling and exhaling. This way you inhale more oxygen and then push out all the carbon dioxide. The thumb rule is to exhale when you are exerting.

4.It lowers your heart rate

Rhythmic breathing also helps lower your heart rate. Proper oxygen intake with the right breathing helps your body burn fat faster too, thus assisting in weight loss, especially when you drink the right amount of water. Moreover, we are naturally used to holding our breath while indulging in some physical activities. Regular exercise and conscious breathing will ensure that we are not doing that. 

5.It helps avoid fatigue

If the muscles are depleted of oxygen, we cannot finish our exercise regime. Improper oxygen intake tires our brain and our muscles leading to fatigue. To enhance stamina, it is important to breathe in sufficient oxygen through long breaths.