Is your mouth open or closed right now ? There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: we take air in, let it out, and repeat 25,000 times a day. But most of us have forgotten how to do it properly.
Journalist, aquanaut, surfer and author James Nestor's latest book BREATH: the New Science of a Lost Art explores the million-year-long history of how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly and why we’re suffering from a laundry list of maladies—snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease, allergies—because of it. He travelled the world in an attempt to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.
James has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, the BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and more.
His first book, DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves , made waves in the freediving world as James adventured with extreme athletes, adventurers, and scientists as they plumbed the limits of the ocean's depths and uncovered weird and wondrous new discoveries.
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Soundtrack: Shannon Sol Carroll
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