Can Breathing Help You Lose Weight?
We all know that obesity is increasing; we see it every day on TV and in magazines. The problem seems to be spiraling out of control. Common sense tells us that weight gain is just down to the plain and simple fact of eating too many calories and the wrong food choices. Still, this problem can also be because of low self-esteem and being in situations where you are under constant stress, and use found the wrong food both as a comforter and quick energy pick me up.
So what can we use to turn that to turn your weight gain around? What if I told you that you could make a big difference to your health from the proper breathing technique in increasing energy and relieving yourself in stressful situations?
We all know the benefits of the proper breathing technique. If you’re breathing improperly, your body isn’t gaining the full advantage of the lungs, and your body suffers in the same proportion. This problem gets worse when you consider that most people also don’t exhale properly and a lot of waste products and gases are left to accumulate there.
This sluggish feeling can start a vicious where the victim goes from having no energy to snacking on sugar-filled pick-me-ups, which contain extra calories, which add to the weight gain, which add to the feeling of a lack of energy, and the cycle goes on and on!
By using the proper breathing technique, you can increase your intake of oxygen to the body. Because oxygen is so vital (we can live for a couple of days without food and water but only minutes without air, we can see how much our bodies rely on it), All the organs require oxygen to function correctly even the process of digestion needs oxygen to process the food and burn up the waste products.
So as you can see, if your body is not getting its quota of oxygen, you can never expect it to perform to the best of its abilities.
Plus, the benefits of breathing exercises are that you can do them anywhere (even if you’re sitting in traffic), and you don’t have the added expense of exercise equipment or gym membership.