The importance of respiratory exercise for healthy aging
Learning to breathe fully, and exercising your respiratory muscles, are key to healthy aging. We take the ability to breathe freely and fully for granted. However, like other muscles in the body, the respiratory muscles become weak and less efficient with age, if they are not sufficiently exercised. This is particularly true for the muscles responsible for inhalation, i.e. the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles. Imagine having to continuously struggle to catch your breath!