Shallow breathing leads directly to higher blood pressure.
Proper breathing produces normal, healthy changes in heart rate: higher as you inhale and lower as you exhale.
The changes in heart rate create a natural rise and fall in blood pressure, making your arteries better able to respond to changes in circumstances.
Inhale through your nose, allowing your diaphragm to rise, almost as if you’re breathing into your abdomen rather than into your chest.
Exhale slowly through your mouth. Soon this will become your normal breathing pattern.
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