Reaching the ideal breathing rate of less than 10 breaths per minute for 15 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week using breathing exercises, has been proven to lower blood pressure. That works out at roughly breathing in and exhaling once every 6 seconds.

It sounds easy enough, but controlled breathing while relaxed proves otherwise, and does it really work?

A device called ResPerate has the backing of the FDA and can now be sold without a prescription.

Some doctors as well as the manufacturer recommend staying on medication and using the device in a combination of therapies for high blood pressure, while others say it only works for some and not others.

If you suffer from stress and anxiety in particular, then this device may be the answer you are looking for. You can use it in the office, or when you return home after a stressful days work. Sit down for 10-15 minutes and enjoy breathing to the theme tune that is programed especially for you. The voice that accompanies the …