Respiration and Circulation

We supply our body with fuel from the food that we eat. The food is then broken down by chemicals within the stomach and turned into simple compounds, which inturn release energy and supply the body with the much need nutrients to help it grow and repair itself from day to day activities.

The body with the use of water and carbon dioxide also expels waste products. This process, called metabolism, requires oxygen. When we inhale, air fills our lungs, and the oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstream.

At the same time, the waste carbon dioxide passes from the blood into the lungs to be exhaled The oxygen-rich blood returns to the heart and is then pumped to all parts of the body to be used in metabolism.

MOVING OXYGEN

When you breathe in Oxygen is extracted from the air and into the lungs. It is passed into the blood through the walls of the lungs’ air sacs. From here the Oxygen is transported in the blood by the red blood cells. These blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin, which is an iron containing protein that turns red when combined with oxygen.

Their job is to bind with the oxygen molecules and carry them into the bloodstream, to all parts of the human body where it is needed. Lets say the hamoglobin is the bus and the oxygen is the passenger.The oxygen is then released so that the body’s cells can use it.

After releasing the "good stuff", the waste products and cellular toxins are collected from the cells and carried in the blood plasma, back to the lungs via the blood stream. The lungs then inturn exhale the unwanted matter back out through the airways.

MENTAL ASPECTS

The brain requires much more oxygen, than any other organ of the body as the brain cells have a higher rate of metabolism which in laymans terms means use more energy.

The best advice when under demanding situations is to take a deep breath. This supplies the brain with a nice sufficient amount of oxygen which will help to fuel it better as it looks to deal with the demand placed upon it.

A lack of oxygen means a lack of fuel which in turn lends to a lack of control. This produces a loss of mental balance, concentration, and control of the emotions.

MENTAL BENEFITS OF PROPER BREATHING

•Improved concentration and greater clarity of thought.
• increased ability to deal with complex situations without reacting   to stress.
• Better emotional control and equilibrium.
• Improved physical control and co-ordination.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Proper breathing demands a three part movement. Firstly, the diaphragm causes the abdomen to expand, filling the lower lungs. Secondly, the intercostal muscles expand the ribcage and fill the middle lungs, and finally, the collar bones lift, bringing air into the top part of the lungs.

Most people breathe using only the top part of the lungs, literally starving the body of its essential oxygen, while preventing Air passes down the complete elimination of noxious waste products.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF PROPER BREATHING

Provides sufficient oxygen for the correct and efficient functioning of every body cell. Without sufficient oxygen, the cells cannot metabolize food properly Nutrients, including precious vitamins and minerals, are wasted.

Allows the body to rid itself of all the noxious gaseous by-products of metabolism, especially carbon dioxide.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF PROPER BREATHING

•Provides sufficient oxygen for the correct and efficient functioning of every body cell. Without sufficient oxygen, the cells cannot metabolize food properly Nutrients, including precious vitamins and minerals, are wasted.

•Allows the body to rid itself of all the noxious gaseous by-products of metabolism, especially carbon dioxide.

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