Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing, deep breathing or costal breathing is the act of breathing by contracting one's diaphragm creating room for the lungs to expand down, rather than laterally through the expansion of the rib cage.
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Of those that submitted this behavior, 100% said that it was healthy and 0% said that it was unhealthy.