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Ional athletes to help increase endurance weight loss and vital red blood cells to dramatically improve cardio fitnessFollowing his program even the most out of shape person including those with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma can climb stairs run for a bus or play soccer without gasping for air and everyone can achieve Easy weight loss and weight maintenance Improved sleep and energy Increased concentration Reduced breathlessness during exercise Heightened athletic performance Improved cardiovascular health Elimination of asthmatic symptoms and With The Oxygen Advantage you can look better feel better and do its as easy as breathi There are so many books on deep belly breathingthis is different people misinterpret how to do that Patrick’s instruction is excellent Imagine your nose is the tip of a balloon n gently inflate it

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The Oxygen Advantage Simple Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier Slimmer Faster and FitterA simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your bodys oxygen use increasing your health weight loss and sports performancewhether youre a recovering couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Dr Joseph MercolaAchievewith less effort The secret to weight loss fitness and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of your bodyhow you breathe One of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is a rarely identified problem chronic over breathing We often take manybreaths than we needwithout realizing itcontributing to poor health and fitness including a host of d The book has some excellent points on nose breathing CO2 tolerance training and O2 training And the BOLT score to measure the CO2 tolerance is excellent Having experienced some freediving training in my past I can vouch for the benefits of having a high CO2 toleranceHowever it seems that the author has fallen into the trap that “for a hammer everything looks like a nail” and the word cherry picking comes to mind when the author argues on basis of studiesWhen I started following the training and recommendations in the book I experienced a stressful situation at my job My blood pressure was in this period dangerously elevated above 160100 Following the training avoiding taking deep breaths apnea walks etc it got to a point where I had to stop doing it because I could feel my tension and headaches increase Author strongly discourages deep breaths sighs etc but after looking into the literature I discovered that there is uite a lot of evidence for lowering BP with deep breaths I managed to get my stress in check and my blood pressure in tolerance by conducting 3x5 min slow deep breaths sessions per day There is no support in literature for benefits of avoiding taking slow deep breaths and sighs on the contrary there is evidence that deep breaths can lower blood pressure there is an FDA approved device that facilitate this It is after all a common techniue among free divers to lower heart rate before a dive with slow deep breaths not hyper ventilationMy biggest complaint about this book is that it is full of cherry picking studies and dubious claims and correlations For example that over breathing is the main cause of cancer is implied The documentation? Some African rats live in a CO2 high environment and they rarely get cancer Not considering that there are other much plausible explanations for this genes for exampleThe book also makes a bold claim that because of Nitrogen Oxide produced in the nasal cavities nose breathing leads to harder erections and better sex life The study mentioned is a study where patients with polyps removed improved their erectile dysfunction Why not conduct a study were mouth breathers with Erectile dysfunction is instructed to breathe through the nose and compare this to a control group? I do not see strong enough evidence for this bold claim at least not yetAlso the author refers to a New York study of elite sportspeople who supposedly dies younger than the general population Without a screed of proof that there is a connection the claim is made that it is because they breathe too much Again there could be 1000 other explanations for this And by the way there are other studies showing that Olympic athletes live on average 28 years longer than public in eight of nine countriesIf you look into freediving and CO2 training it is important to give the body restitution after CO2 Training Preferably a day after each training Looking at the proposed training schedule for my BOLT score the training load is just way to high compered to the recommendations from experienced free divers The body needs restitutionThe good part of this book is that it learned and convinced me to breathe through the nose and yes I sleep now with tape covering my mouth Running kayaking kitesurfing walking is done with breathing through my nose great I do my apnea walks and CO2 tables based on my previous freediving experience in one session but only every second day An yes I lost 1 kg of very stubborn fat not much but I am fairly slim allready I just wish that the author would stop being a hammer and look at everything like nails

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DOC ß READER The Oxygen Advantage ✓ Simple Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier á ❮Reading❯ ➿ The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier,Isorders from anxiety and asthma to insomnia and heart problemsIn The Oxygen Advantage the man who has trained over 5000 peopleincluding Olympic and professional athletesin reduced breathing exercises now shares his scientifically validated techniues to help you breatheefficiently Patrick McKeown teaches you the fundamental relationship between oxygen and the body then gets you started with a Body Oxygen Level Test BOLT to determine how efficiently your body uses oxygen He then shows you how to increase your BOLT score by using light breathing exercises and learning how to simulate high altitude training a techniue used by Navy SEALs and profess I had an opportunity to review the galley copy of this book and enjoyed it so much I read it three times as there is so much useful information in it that is not taught in conventional medical approaches I read about three nonfiction books a week and this was one of the top ten I have read in the last year This book is HIGHLY recommended and uses a highly counter intuitive approach with profound health benefits Hardly any health practitioners are aware of this important inexpensive tool to improve your health because this information has not been taught in Western medical schools Dr Mercola actually interviewed the author two years ago and also wrote the forward to the bookProper breathing is every bit as important to your health as is eating the right foods or drinking fresh pure water Yet if you're like most people you take your breathing for granted What’s there is a good chance that the way you are breathing may be hurting you without you even realizing it While breathing is a fundamentally natural function it can be negatively influenced by many factors of modern living such as stress sitting at a desk all day and even excessive talking In fact about 80 percent of the Western population breathes incorrectly—typically by overbreathingMost of us are taught if we want to relax or prepare for an important event to take deep breaths Paradoxically this can actually be one of your worst actions Why? When you overbreathe you deplete the carbon dioxide levels in your blood That may seem desirable since carbon dioxide is often considered a waste product but your body actually needs healthy levels of carbon dioxide to release oxygen from the hemoglobin in your blood cells to your tissues If the CO2 level is too low the oxygen will bind too strongly to hemoglobin and will not be releasedIf you have low CO2 levels due to breathing too rapidly or heavily the smooth muscles around your airways also constrict This constriction creates a negative feedback loop that can lead to chronic hyperventilating and serious health challenges It also impairs the production of nitric oxide which causes your blood vessels to tighten reduces blood flow to your heart and could lead to a heart attackThe most common form of overbreathing is breathing through your mouth Remember your mouth was designed for eating not breathing When you breathe through your mouth the air bypasses your nose sinuses and nasal passages and enters your lungs directly without the benefit of filtration and temperature and moisture regulation that these tissues provideWhile it seems that taking deeper breaths through your mouth allows you to bring oxygen into your body the opposite actually happens This is because your blood is nearly already saturated with oxygen typically around 97 99% and breathing simply won’t add oxygen to your tissues The key is releasing the oxygen bound to your red blood cells to release the oxygen This only occurs when your CO2 levels are high enough So excessive breathing drives your CO2 levels lower making it harder to deliver oxygen to your tissues To test this theory out rapidly take five or six deep breaths in and out of your mouth and see how you feel Most people will begin to experience some light headedness or dizziness which is related to low CO2 levelsSadly new research shows that mouth breathing is associated with many health problems including common ones like asthma anxiety and sleep apnea and most also likely plays a role in many chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease cancer arthritis and Alzheimer’s The first step to improving your breathing is simply to breathe through your nose not through your mouth Nasal breathing has a number of advantages for your health AND your fitness because your nose and sinuses “pre treat air as it enters your bodyThere are a number of ways to improve your breathing and re train yourself to breathe through your nose My clear favorite though is the Buteyko Method named for the Russian physician who developed it in the 1950s Dr Buteyko discovered that the level of carbon dioxide in your lungs correlates to your ability to hold your breath after normal exhalation and he developed a simple self test to determine your CO2 levels that is taught in the bookThe Oxygen Advantage by Patrick Mckeown is currently the best reference work to teach Buteyko breathing exercises that are taught and demonstrated in this book are one of the best strategies to permanently resolve asthma without dangerous drugs and relieve anxiety and sleep apnea Part of the Buteyko Method involves breath hold exercises designed to simulate the effects of high altitude training This is another major benefit for those who compete in athletics When your body is exposed reduced oxygen levels—such as the experience of high altitude or by holding the breath—many metabolic adaptations take place These adjustments improve the oxygen carrying capacity of your blood and widens your blood vessels