What if our thinking about one of our most basic biological functions, breathing, is wrong?
How we breathe affects our everyday life—our thinking, our functioning, how we metabolize food, and even how we look.
Yet many of us are poor breathers.
This negatively affects our sleep, increases our risk of developing various chronic diseases, and ultimately impacts our longevity.
So, how can you adjust your breathing to be healthier and increase your longevity? What breathing techniques can you try today to help lower your anxiety or improve your memory?
Join Peter and award-winning science journalist James Nestor as they explore these and other questions, and discuss his most recent book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.
He draws on thousands of years of medical texts, the latest research in fields from biochemistry to pulmonology, and combines this with his own world travels to understand how humans lost the ability to breathe properly.
"It’s an extraordinary read and one of the most important books I’ve read about health and longevity." -P
James Nestor Bio: James is an author and science journalist who has written for Scientific American, The New York Times, BBC, and The Atlantic, among other publications. His book Breath was awarded the prize for Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and was Shortlisted for the Royal Society Best Science Book of 2020.