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Fitness Friday: Every breath you take

December 06, 2012

You might have been told that during those pressure situations on the golf course, it's always best to take a deep breath to alleviate tension. While that advice is a little cliché, not to mention rudimentary, it's not entirely without merit.

Sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos spoke with Golf Digest assistant editor Steve Hennessey about controlling body function by the way you breath. You can actually overcome your body's instinctive "braking system" when thing get tense if you know how to control your oxygen intake, she said. Lagos had some tips on how to do just that.

To learn more about how your lungs can lower your scores, read Steve's article in our January issue here.

Ron Kaspriske is fitness editor for Golf Digest

*(Illustration by Brian Stauffer) *