Chest breathing or Belly breathing?

China
November 23, 2009 2:54am CST
It is said most men use belly breathing, while most women chest breathing. Specialists suggest all need to practise belly breathing for better oxygen circulation. Do you use chest breathing or belly breathing?
3 responses
@peace001 (727)
• China
23 Nov 09
hi,zhuhuifen i know that thw buby use the belly breathing.when they grow up,they use the chest breathing.i, of course,use the chest breathing. best wishes
• China
24 Nov 09
Adults can still resort to belly breathing in certain cases. It needs practice before obtaining the advantages.
@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
23 Nov 09
when i'm working out i use bellly breathing and i breath with my mouth and nose to get extra oxygen in my brain to avoid fainting during my heavy lift, belly breathing, also know as diaphragmatic breathing is better than chest breathing this is because you are breathing in more oxygen and expelling more carbon dioxide and in addition belly breathing you are contracting you stomach muscle which a big help if your working you abs..
• China
24 Nov 09
Thanks for responding. Yes, in addition to better oxygen circulation, the muscle movement adds merit for health.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
23 Nov 09
Oxygen is very essential to survive, so one should know how to breathe.... to keep the body healthy and hale. As a child everyone will breathe from the stomach, which can be easily seen, which is the most appropriate and natural way of breathing, gradually when the child grows it will forget the belly breathing and start breathing from the chest. Belly breathing is nothing but deep inhale and exhale.