Doctors Reveal: Simple Breathing Technique Can Boost Memory and Fight Infection

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.29 - 2024 8:38 AM CET

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This simple breathing technique can boost memory and fight infection.

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Most of us breathe in and out all day without giving it much thought—unless we have a cold.

However, Dr. Michael Mosley, a TV doctor and the creator of the Fast 800 diet, suggests that many of us might be breathing incorrectly.

Take a moment to consider: Do you breathe through your nose or your mouth?

In an episode of his podcast 'Just One Thing', Dr. Mosley focused on breathing techniques and recommended breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth whenever possible.

This small adjustment to how you breathe can enhance oxygen uptake, maintain healthy gums, help fight infections, and possibly even improve your memory, he claims.

"How can it matter whether you breathe in through your nose or, like many, through your mouth? How can it benefit your health?" he asked, as reported by The Sun.

Dr. Mosley acknowledged his own initial skepticism about the impact of breathing methods on health. Yet, he pointed out that "the science behind it is surprising and very clear."

Benefits of Nasal Breathing

Breathing in through your nose offers benefits beyond merely ensuring your breaths are deep and slow, the TV doctor elaborated.

"Breathing through your nose can really improve your lung function, your blood vessels, and even your spatial awareness. And it can protect you from disease," Dr. Mosley explained.

He noted that some people might find it difficult to breathe through their nose due to chronic allergies or infections.

But for those who are able, Dr. Mosley advised, "switching to nasal breathing might be one of the easiest ways you can enhance your health and well-being."

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