What are the benefits of abdominal breathing

Solutions to: How we breathe: chest and abdominal breathing

Diagnostic sheet How we breathe: chest and abdominal breathing - solution


  • Explain the process of abdominal / diaphragmatic breathing and chest breathing.
  • Compare chest and abdominal breathing.
    1. Assess which of the following statements is correct. Check the box for correct statements in column 1.
    2. Discuss your statements with a learning partner and enter your result in column 2.
    3. Correct incorrect statements and write down the answer.
    4. Compare your information with the sample solution and enter it in column 3.

  1. Put the following terms in a meaningful order.
    Which form of breathing is described here? Explain these, use the terms!

    Abdominal breathing:
    At the breathe in is the Diaphragmatic muscles contract, the diaphragm becomes curious; excited and flattens out. The Volume in the chest cavity is increased and Air flows in the lungs a.
    At the Exhale is the Diaphragmatic muscles relaxed and the diaphragm (through the internal organs) upwards arched. The Volume in the chest cavity is reduced and Air flows out the lungs.

  2. Name the two different forms of breathing and explain what benefits they bring.

    The Abdominal breathing requires less energy and takes place at rest.
    By Chest breathing more air and therefore oxygen gets into the body. Raising the chest requires more energy. When exercising, chest and abdominal breathing take place in parallel.

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