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December 19th 2022

Reason one to start breath work today!  

In this uncertain time of RSV and COVID 19 it's more important than ever to understand how our respiratory system works to help aid us to staying healthy and strong.  Have you had  COVID and still can't breath well and still feel tired?  Well learning the oxygen Advantage program can help you get back to your day to day life and gain your health freedom back.  First tip! Nasal breath always!   Our mouth was made for eating and speaking and can not filter out bacteria and viruses. This is where our nose comes into play it filter and humidifies the air creating an environment that doesn't allow the bad guys to pass through.   

Ever wear a mask and feel even more breathless? This is due to CO2 intolerance, so start using that nose to regain a normal breathing rate and increase your HRV.  By utilizing the nose we create resistance to our breathing muscles (working them out) and it gives us a protective barrier even better than a mask.  First line of defense is ourselves and how we function!

Our Second Blog Entry

December 21, 2022

Reason two to start Breath Work Today!

Ever become breathless during a workout or a time of stress? In the instance of becoming breathless during a workout, make sure you decrease the speed and intensity of your workout for the first ten minutes keep it nasal breathing only. As for stress cup your hands over your nose and mouth and slow your breath. This allows you to increase oxygenation throughout your body and shifting you to a rest and digest state. Our favorite exercises to start with pre workout and doing warm ups are: Breathe light 2-5 minutes, many small breath holds 2-5 minutes and our walking with short breath holds.

These breathing exercises are for those how have issues with performance, allergies, asthma, sleep apnea, post Covid-19, rhinitis, anxiety and depression and better more deep sleep and so much more.  

Other recommendations: pace your workouts for the first ten minutes and do not let your heart rate spike, best practice is to do 10 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment.  This increases blood flow, allows us to regulate our breathing and heart rate prior to getting into our main workout. 

Our Third Blog Post

December 22nd, 2022

Reason three to start Breathing today! Speed up your weight loss journey!  Did you know that the better we become at breathing the more our metabolism increases.  We can actually loss 8 pounds of weight through our lungs, pretty amazing.  Breathing out C02 is breathing out our carbohydrates, the more you breath the faster you burn off all those carbs.  We breath in oxygen and we breath out CO2 and the faster our respiratory rate, the faster we burn off those carbs!  However, we want to have an efficient calm breath in day to day life as it increases our health.  To have a controlled breath in daily life allows and aids our hormones to regulate.  With regulated hormones we function our best.  We sleep better, digest food better, have a more regulated mood, less chance of an anxiety attack.  We return to homeostasis.   Want to learn more come in for a session!  Weight loss doesn't have to be so complicated.  This is just one component that can help us!

Our Fourth Blog Post

December 23rd, 2022

Reason Four to start Breathing better today! When we calm the breath we can calm the mind.  Ever notice when our breathing is paradoxical that so is our mind, this could be due to anxiety, or maybe too much caffeine.  So our focus needs to remain with keeping our breathing Low, Slow and Deep.  How do we achieve this and re-oxygenate our blood?  Cup your hands over your mouth and nose and start breathing gently through your nose to create and uptake of CO2 after a couple minutes you will see that you are more calm and relaxed.  Want to know why this is?  Sign up for a session today!

Our Fifth Blog Post

December 24th, 2022

Reason Five to start Breath work today!  The benefits of breath work and its effects on Dementia.  The better vagal tone you have the less stress and inflammation you have in your system. What is vagal tone? "Vagal tone is activity of the vagus nerve, the 10th cranial nerve and a fundamental component of the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system." How do we increase this with our breathing, we use low, slow and deep breathing.  Think of the breathe light exercise, try to make your breath indictable.  If you were to have your finger under your nose you should not feel the breath moving in and out maintain this for up to 15 minutes.  This is especially important to do at night or before a stressful event.  Move your mind onto your breath and keep your concentration there and every time it wanders bring it back to the breath. 

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