Help Prevent Exercise-induced Asthma with Nose-only Breathing

Many studies, such as this one, that compare nasal to oral breathing deduce that, during exercise, oral breathing tends to be favorable because not enough air can be inhaled through the nose. Even for those of us with physiologically “perfect” noses, nasal breathing during exercise (especially without a nasal dilator) has to be practiced in…

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Give Your Organs and Muscles a Protective Boost by Breathing Through Your Nose

Vasodilation is the widening of the blood vessels and occurs naturally in the body when an increase in blood flow to muscles and issues is needed. During exercise, vasodilation has several benefits: it helps your body cool itself down, it allows oxygen to travel more quickly to your muscles and organs, and it increases blood…

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How Your Nose Acts as Your Immune System’s First Defense

The immune system is one of the body’s most complex systems, second only to the nervous system, and acts as a guardian against harmful agents in order to keep us healthy. One of the body’s first defenses against airborne pathogens and bacteria exists in the paranasal sinuses: when we breathe in and out through our…

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