SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "The next, two big steps in improving human health in the US and worldwideare cleaning our air and teaching people how to breathe properly again!" says Health Pioneer, Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products in Santa Barbara, California, a 104-year-old
Dr. Bragg is the author of 10 best-selling 'self-health' books, including the best-selling Super Power Breathing which she wrote with her father, Dr. Paul C. Bragg, the originator of health food stores in America (www.Bragg.com). The book contains a complete look at how breathing affects the body and provides excellent life-preserving, deep-breathing exercises.
The American Lung Association recently reported more than 11 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). At the same time, the World Health Organization reports that more than seven million people die prematurely worldwide annually from air pollution. "We must work hard to resolve these terrible problems!" says Dr. Bragg.
"While politicians should work harder to enforce clean air laws, each of us can create our own 'action plan' for breathing clean air properly," says Dr. Bragg who recommends using air purifiers in houses and workplaces. "Deep breathing is becoming a lost art. We sit so much at work, most people are hunched over and breathe shallow, relatively rapid breaths. This is terrible for your body."
Dr. Bragg recommends frequent deep-breathing exercises that include slowly inhaling through your nose, then holding your breath for from 10 seconds to a minute, and slowly exhaling through your mouth (www.Bragg.com). Repeat several times during the day. "Don't lift your rib cage, let the air expand your abdomen for as long as possible and then breathe out slowly," Dr. Bragg writes. This reduces anxiety and stress that can raise blood pressure and has been linked to hypertension and other known health diseases, according to reports from the Harvard University Medical School.
"Although diaphragmatic breathing, which means letting the air fill your belly, goes against our desire to show the world what flat stomachs we have, it is, by far the best way to oxygenate the more than 90 trillion cells we have in our bodies," says Dr. Bragg. "Deep breathing is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to exercise, but it remains one of the most important."
To Interview Dr. Patricia Bragg, contact:Michael Bowker/805-968-1020 Healthbooks@Bragg.com
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