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We take 20,000 breaths a day – make sure each and every one is sweet!

6th November 2019

We take 20,000 breaths a day – make sure each and every one is sweet!

How does breathing work?

On average, you take roughly 20,000 breaths per day. Although a primarily subconscious effort, breathing is complex and affects all parts of the body. When you breathe, you use the respiratory system and your body’s cells use the oxygen, and in return, create waste in the form of carbon dioxide.

The respiratory system is made up of the nose, mouth, throat, trachea (windpipe) and lungs. While the diaphragm is the main breathing muscle, the muscles surrounding the ribs, abdomen, neck and shoulders support your ability to breathe.


Why is breathing so important?

Breathing is the body’s most important function and affects you in a multitude of ways. That’s why, emergency responders take the ABC approach to assessing a situation on site. They determine if your airway, breathing, and circulation are functioning properly, and in that order.

Breathing in oxygen is crucial to helping defend your immune system. When you breathe oxygen in, your body creates what’s known as superoxides, helping to fight against bacteria and viruses in the body.

Aside from superoxides, the nasal turbinates play a large role in cleansing the air you breathe. The nasal turbinates are fleshy areas within the nose that facilitate the conduction, filtration and humidification of the air you breathe. Hence the importance of breathing fresh air!


What can I do to get the most out of my 20,000 breaths?

There are many ways to increase better breathing, including diet and exercise, mediation, posture and stretching, to name a few. Another way of course is to make sure you are not surrounded in your home or workplace with any nasty smells that exude bacteria such as foul drainage waste....

Smelly SinkHelp is at hand!

If you are suffering with bad smells from your toilet, sink or drain - don't suffer, make sure your lungs and nasal passages are kept clean from any bacteria and call in the experts! Here at Metro Rod Cambridge we are drainage experts in unblocking drains, toilet unblocking, sink unblocking, draining clearing and drain cleaning. We cover the following areas:

  • Cambridge
  • Ely
  • Kings Lynn
  • Thetford
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Newmarket
  • Royston
  • Hunstanton

And all the villages in between!

What services can Metro Rod Cambridge offer?

  • Unblocking Drains
  • Unblocking Toilets
  • Unblocking Sinks or Baths
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Drain Clearing
  • Gutter Clearing
  • Pipe Rehabilitation
  • Pipe Repair & Replacement
  • CCTV Camera Drainage Surveys
  • Septic Tank and Interceptor Emptying
  • Graffiti Removal


Our fully trained engineers are on hand for emergency drain blockages 24/7/365 a year. All of our vehicles are fully equipped to ensure an efficient and effective service is carried out and flow is restored along with the risk to your nasal passages!

If we can assist you with drain unblocking, toilet unblocking, sinking unblocking or even drain cleaning do get in touch with one of our friendly team on

01353 659047

Email us at [email protected]

Check our website for further details of our services at Metro Rod 



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