80% had their mouth open on a Sunday stroll

On Sunday afternoon I was in town (Stockholm) and “amused” myself for a moment by checking how many pedestrians had their mouth open or closed. I did not count anyone that was talking to each other or in a cell phone, none who were laughing/smiled and also none that made faces/movements with their lips and mouth (surprisingly many). If I would have been given the chance to study these grimacing people a little longer, most likely they would have opened their mouth, since this often go hand in hand..

The result: A quiet Sunday afternoon, not a stressful Monday morning at 7 am, 80 people out of 100 had their mouth open and only 20 had their mouth closed. Needing to breathe through your mouth at a normal walk indicates a) poor breathing habits, b) habitual mouth breathing, c) poor physical fitness, d) oxygenation starvation in body cells and e) a higher level of inner stress.

It would be great if you want to check this out for yourself where you live to see if they are mouth or nasal breathers while walking, and  share your result here.


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Anders Olsson is a lecturer, teacher and founder of the Conscious Breathing concept and the author of Conscious Breathing. After living most of his life with a ”hurricane of thoughts” bouncing back and forth in is head, Anders was fortunate enough to come across tools that have helped him relax and find his inner calm. The most powerful of these tools has undoubtedly been to improve his breathing habits, which made Anders decide to become the worlds most prominent expert in breathing. This is now more than 10 years ago and since then he has helped tens of thousands of people to a better health and improved quality of life.

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