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Take a breather
Breathing exercises can help you counter stressful situations.
Every day, the average person takes about 22,000 breaths. Each inhalation fills the lungs with oxygen-rich air that fuels every bodily function, from your pumping heart to your flexing muscles and everything in between.
Most often breathing follows a smooth, steady rhythm. When you are active, your breathing rate increases to meet the demand for extra energy. But sometimes, normal breathing turns erratic.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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