Do You Know How To Breathe Properly?

Breathe in, breathe out. Rinse and repeat. You would think that breathing is a natural phenomenon that everyone shares, but did you know that you might be breathing wrong!

Oh, No!
That’s okay – take a deep breath and let’s get through this together! First, let’s look at some stats:

– Adults at rest take 12 to 20 breaths per minute
– This adds up to 17,000 to 30,000 breaths per day

How Does Breathing Work?
Breathing supplies oxygen to the lungs which feeds into your respiratory system. This supplies your body’s cells with much needed oxygen.

When you breath, the diaphragm helps you manage air flow in the chest cavity by expanding the chest when you inhale and return to its normal size when you exhale. In your lungs, oxygen travels to alveoli that have tiny blood vessels called capillaries that transfer oxygen to the blood.

What Is The Right Way To Breathe?
It’s not as hard as it sounds. You can breathe properly by:

– Taking in a long, deep breathe through your nose
– Exhaling through your nose

Focus on keeping your breathing relaxed, rhythmic and silent. Keep on trying! For an in-depth tutorial, watch this video.

Share Your Tips!
Do you have some insights that you have found when trying this technique? Share your comments below.

What Are American Girl Dolls So Popular?

American Girl is a U.S. owned toy company based in Scottsdale, AZ that sells 18-inch dolls and corresponding accessories. Founded in 1986, this company started selling via catalogs and now uses a strong in-store and online presence to grow its business with gross sales topping $645 million last year.

The Brand
American Girl has built a strong brand name with parents and children by tying history and stories with dolls to create depth and context. In addition, the brand is respectful of diversity and celebrates all aspects of girlhood. Millennials that grew up with the brand are now parents themselves and have passed this tradition onto their children. Management loves to say that: ‘girls love us and moms trust us.’

Customization and personalization of the 18-inch dolls also play a factor in its popularity with its target demographic – 6 to 12 year old girls. Consumers can purchase a customized doll that looks like them and then choose dresses that fit best with the doll’s personality. The store boasts a hair salon for dolls, bistro, and magazine boutique.

Are You An American Girl Fan?
Tell us in the comment section below why you are an American Girl fan. What is your favourite American Girl doll? Why do you think the brand is so popular?