Breathing well during exercise means that every cell receives optimal oxygenation. This improves exercise endurance and helps you achieve your maximum potential.
Many people can benefit from improved breathing habits during exercise – ranging from those who experience exercise-induced asthma all the way through to those who are elite athletes. Optimal breathing habits result in optimal oxygenation of muscles and tissues. Poor breathing habits, such as mouth-breathing, over-breathing (which decreases blood levels of carbon dioxide and induces the Bohr Effect), and not using the diaphragm effectively can all adversely impact exercise endurance. A breathing assessment using capnography equipment while exercising can be an effective method of determining whether or not a person suffers with poor exercise endurance due to poor breathing habits.
By adopting healthy breathing habits during exertion you can improve oxygen exchange, reduce lactic acid production and improve your exercise endurance.