• Question: What is breathing? and why do we do it?

    Asked by preshous333 to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 15 May 2012.
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      Faye Didymus answered on 15 May 2012:

      Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs. Breathing helps us to get oxygen into our bodies and remove carbon dioxide and water. Without breathing, we wouldn’t be alive because our tissues and cells wouldn’t have the oxygen that they need to function properly. So the simple answer is that we breathe to stay alive!