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What signals the body to breathe?

Breathing is a fundamental process that keeps us alive. Our bodies require oxygen (O2) to produce energy, and as a result of this energy production, carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced as a “waste product”. This intricate exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide drives the functioning of our cells. The amount of CO2 in our bloodstream […]

How Athletes Use Breathing Techniques To Perform Better Physically

We spoke to exercise physiologist and physiotherapist James Fletcher about how breath training can improve your overall health and performance, long-term. While he’s currently working with Olympic swimmer Cameron McEvoy in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth games, James Fletcher spends most of his time applying his breathing techniques to the everyday Aussie, developing […]