By | Tim Altman Primal Health
A great article by Annette Verpillot of Posturepro (shared by the ‘Strength Sensei’ website, www,srengthsensei.com), on the importance of nose breathing for athletic performance – https://www.coursehero.com/file/45868351/Keep-Your-Mouth-Shut-to-Improve-Your-Performance-STRENGTH-SENSEIpdf/
Many of the benefits realised for athlete performance are also easily carried over to work place performance.
Here is a quote from the article that summarises much of the content.
“It has been known for many years that people with proper occlusion of your mouth have greater endurance and better performance than those with malocclusion. The alignment of the muscles of the jaw and teeth can have a direct impact on a player’s performance and strength, as the upper and lower jaw are what allows you to connect your anterior and posterior muscular chains. Without the jaw it would be impossible to exert strength.”
“The vast majority of health care professionals are unaware of the negative impact of mouth breathing on global health and sports performance. The development of the jaw and all the functions attached to it, nasal breathing, chewing, suction, swallowing and phonation, will either put the body in a state of physiologic health or state of dysfunction.”
In addition, the article also discussed that (and I’ve added to the points they make) when you nose breathe, you:
- increase energy production in the cells by increased supply of oxygen to the cells – based on the principles of the Bohr Effect.