Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress
An hour of DB (AKA Soft Belly Breathing) the night before an 8 hour bike ride and these cyclists had lower blood markers almost 24 after the breathwork than the control group.
The markers were lower Cortisol, higher Melatonin, and lower free radicals (oxidative stress)
Daniele Martarelli, * Mario Cocchioni, Stefania Scuri, and Pierluigi Pompei
Department of Experimental Medicine and Public Health, University of Camerino, Via Madonna delle Carceri, 62032 Camerino, Macerata, Italy
Received 2009 Mar 31; Accepted 2009 Oct 2.
Copyright © 2011 Daniele Martarelli et al.