Hey, if you ask me how long I can hold breath underwater? I would say not more than 40 seconds. But average humans can hold their breath upto 2 minutes. It varies from person to person. Some people can hold breath for longer duration. In 2016 Aleix Segura Vendrell from Spain held his breath for 24 minutes 3 seconds.
How long humans can hold breath underwater?
According to science, babies can hold their breath longer than adults. The ability to stop breath temporarily is called Static Apnea, which is mostly practiced by swimmers to stay longer underwater. Oxygen is important for human survival. It travels entire body along with blood and helps in producing energy. The amount of oxygen intake depends on the number of heartbeats per minute. Average humans breathe 12 times per minute.
We can hold breath longer underwater than on the ground because of diving reflex. When we dive into water our heartbeat or pulse rate goes down and thus oxygen requirement also goes down. Because our body conserves oxygen when we are underwater. But frequently making our body deprive of oxygen can have negative effects in the long run. Usually undersea explorers use Scuba, a breathing gear which supplies oxygen.
Okay, finally by practicing you can manage to hold your breath longer. We would like to know in comments, how long you held your breath last time?