Q1. How many times a day do we breathe?
A1. About 20 thousand times.
We breathe 15 to 18 times a minutes so we breathe about 20 thousand times a day. The amount of taking oxygen is different by 20 to 30% between a person with good breathing and a person with bad breathing. So there will be a big difference of physical condition by the difference of each breathing.
Q2. In winter, our breathing becomes shallow and the amount of oxygen taken into our body becomes insufficient. Why?
A2. We tend to be round-shouldered.
In the cold season, we tend to be round-shouldered so our lungs are oppressed, causing shallow breathing. There are other three kinds of situations that make you round-shouldered that are when you wash dishes or do other housework, when you work at the desk and when you watch a smart phone.
Q3. You can strengthen your lungs. (A) Yes (B) No
A3. (B) No
Q4. Which is more important to do good breathing?
(A) Abdominal muscle (B) Diaphragm
A4. (B) Diaphragm
The movement of muscles around lungs such as diaphragm enlarges the range of motion of lungs, leading to taking more oxygen. So muscles around lungs are important to breathe.