Wonder Why Wednesday: Getting The Wind Knocked Out Of You

If you have ever gotten the wind knocked out of you, you know how this lady feels…


Okay, so maybe she was being a bit dramatic, but getting the wind knocked out of you is not fun. It feels like you can’t stand up straight and may never breathe again.

What exactly is going on with your body when this happens?

People have been described as long winded or being three sheets to the wind, but we don’t really have wind that can be knocked out of of bodies, do we??

Those are the answers I am looking for in today’s Wonder Why Wednesday.

What Happens When You Get The Wind Knocked Out Of You?

For some help I will turn to a video from Hello Doctor.

It contains some interesting information on what really happens when the wind gets knocked out of you, as well as some helpful tips on how to recover if this happens to you. And to make things even better both people in the video have fun English accents!




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