Stress and Ageing or Inflammaging
There are lots of ways to lower stress
Long term chronic stress keeps your immune system from working at full capacity, and increases inflammation in the body which then turns the body to age more rapidly, also to be more susceptible to disease.
There are lots of ways to lower stress and this a big one.
Just by focusing on Deep Belly Breathing will have positive effects on your whole body with consistency being the key.
Benefits you will experience
- Helps you to relax
- Brings your heart rate down
- Helps you to cope with situations better
- Helps with sleeplessness
- Also helps with the gut microbiome and immunity
Simple Tips for Belly Breathing or Diaphragmatic Breathing.
Be in a comfy position or if you cannot just take a quite few minutes away from distraction.
Relax your shoulders.
Put a hand on your heart space and hand on your tummy.
Breathe in through your nose for 4 counts, you should experience the air moving through your nostrils into your abdomen, making your stomach expand. During this type of breathing, make sure your stomach is moving outward while your chest remains relatively still.
Hold for 2 counts and then exhale slowly for 5 counts.
Repeat these steps several times for best results.
Consistency is the key the more you practice the more you will be able to control your breathing and then able to control the stress, it takes practice but well worth it for your wellbeing