Inhale - all the way down to your toes!!!!
Exhale - slooooowly and as much as you can (challenge yourself to exhale 2X the time it takes to inhale!)
Praise the LORD that you CAN!
This is the miracle of breathing:
Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs. Aerobic organisms of these types—such as birds, mammals, and reptiles—require oxygen to release energy via respiration, in the form of themetabolism of energy-rich molecules such as glucose. Breathing is only one process that delivers oxygen to where it is needed in the body and removes carbon dioxide. Another important process involves the movement of blood by the circulatory system. Gas exchange occurs in the pulmonary alveoli by passive diffusion of gases between the alveolar gas and the blood in lung capillaries. Once these dissolved gases are in the blood, the heart powers their flow around the body (via the circulatory system). The medical term for normal relaxed breathing is eupnea.
In addition to removing carbon dioxide, breathing results in loss of water from the body. Exhaled air has arelative humidity of 100% because of water diffusing across the moist surface of breathing passages and alveoli.
This is what you put at risk by smoking! You may right now as you "enjoy that sickerette" be doing irreparable damage to this very complex, very amazing part of your physical being!
Breathing is so fundamental, it is referred to in the Bible 930 times! Dare we ignore this gift of LIFE?
If you haven't quit, yet - TODAY is a Great Day to Become Smoke FREE!
If you have quit, Protect your Quit as if your LIFE depends on it - because IT DOES!
If you have difficulty breathing, please see your Doctor and ask for a Spirometry Test! Even if you have damaged your Lungs, there are many actions you can take to facilitate your breathing and manage your Health!
And don't forget to THANK GOD this Thanksgiving Day for the Breath of LIFE!