I was on a conf call listening to someone drearily run through a project meeting & I could hear someone breathing down the line - Oh great, I get to spend the next hour listening to this.
Breathe in - airways sound clear - Breathe out, I really hate having this sound in my ear!
Then I stopped hearing it & just Zoned out......
How many times do we take a breathe during our lifetime.
So, The average respiration rate for a person at rest is about 16 breaths per minute (on the conf call it was about 19).
This means on average, we breathe about 960 breaths an hour -
23040 breaths a day
8409600 a year
So should I be lucky enough to reach to 80, then that means on average I will have take 672,768,000 breaths in a lifetime!
This is based on a persons average respiration rate at rest. No it doesn't cover during exercise, running (which I refuse to do anyway, unless my life is in danger).
Apparently, when we are children we breathe quicker & take more breaths (smaller lungs maybe).
So, now you know, if you were wondering that is! & now I really have to get back to work;-) & I really, really need to get a life.