For many of us, we go through our daily activities with our breathing on auto-pilot. While the body 'knows' it needs to breathe, leaving it unmonitored can open the door for poor breathing habits and cause long-term health issues down the road.
Taking time to practice proper breathing every day will improve your overall mood and stress levels today and will have a positive impact on your airway health for years to come.
When focusing on your breathing, ensure you are always breathing through your nose and not your mouth. Your mouth is meant for eating and drinking. Your nose is meant for breathing.
Breathing through your mouth can have long-term health impacts. Mouth breathing can be a sign of an underlying airway disorder. You can find out more about in our blog Signs and Symptoms of Orofacial Myofuntional Disorders.