How to Increase Your Lung Capacity

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Breathing is something we do every minute of every day, and that's why we typically take it for granted. However, most people do not have good lung capacity. Not only will maximizing your lung capacity make you feel better because you have more stamina, but your overall health will be better too! Follow these tips, and you'll be a breathing pro in no time.

To start, you should simply focus on breathing correctly and deeply. Deep breathing is an extremely relaxing technique that increases lung capacity and reduces stress. To practice this technique, take the following steps:

  • Sit on the ground with your legs crossed and your back straight.
  • Exhale all of the air out of your lungs.
  • Start inhaling while relaxing your ab muscles.
  • Spread your arms to open the chest cavity and allow even more air intake.
  • Keep a constant, slow rhythm of inhaling and exhaling.