Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Exercise Induced Oxidative Stress
Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique used to reduce stress and relax the mind in yoga and meditation practices. Diaphragmatic breathing practice is simply breathing deeply into the lungs by flexing the diaphragm back and forth.
The Effects of Diaphragmatic Breathing On Stress Markers
A recent study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined the use of diaphragmatic breath by endurance athletes during a 24-hour bike race. This was the first known study to analyze oxidative stress levels in athletes and the effects of diaphragmatic breathing. Researchers explored the effects of diaphragmatic breathing on exercise-induced oxidative stress by measuring cortisol and melatonin levels.
… the process of removing electrons from an atom or molecule. The result of this change can be destructive - rusting iron is a familiar result of oxidation. Oxidative stress is the total burden placed on organisms by the constant production of free radicals in the normal course of metabolism plus whatever other pressures the environment brings has natural and artificial radiation, pollution, and toxins in air, food and water.