Monday, August 31, 2009

Weight Loss Success Tip: Take a Deep Breath

One of the keys to having a healthy body is getting enough oxygen.

Fortunately, we breathe as a matter of course. We don't really have to think about it.

Or do we?

Most of us breathe very we don't want anyone to know that we are breathing!

When we get more oxygen in our body we can accelerate our weight loss--without dieting or any additional exercises. Why? Oxygen is part of the fueling system that our bodies need to function. Adding oxygen to our body is like stoking a fire. Fires need oxygen and do our bodies. We eat food which become the fuel, then we need the oxygen to keep the system moving.

Increase the oxygen in your body by taking deep breaths that come from the diaphragm. Your belly will expand and contract when you are breathing properly.

An easy way to start this practice is while lying on your bed. Place you hand on your abdomen and try to push it up to the ceiling.

Of course that is an exaggeration, but it will get you to start thinking about breathing from "down there" rather than what most of do--lift our shoulders think that deep breathing is about expanding our rib cage!

Remember, to have weight loss success--breathe deep

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