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Breathing to Lose Weight

Proper breathing helps to increase your metabolism, burn fat and helps to lower cortisol. What is cortisol? Cortisol is a chemical in the body that is released when the body experiences stress, anxiety, fight or flight or panic. This chemical tells our bodies to store sugars as fat.

Most people are shallow breathers, they are also known as "chest breathers". This limits oxygen and creates poor ventilation in the body.

Metabolized fat leaves the body through carbon dioxide by exhaling, unless of course you are breathing incorrectly. Our breathing helps to release fat and toxins from the body, but being chronically stressed makes weight loss very difficult and can even lead to obesity.

Alternate Nostril Breathing to Lose Weight

This type of breathing came from Yogic Breathing called Pranayama. It has been used for thousands and thousands of years and is still used today.

Using this breathing technique 2-3 times per day will begin to send the right signal to the body so the body will stop storing sugar as fat and begin to use it for energy.

This video is a good demonstration of "Alternative Nostril Breathing to Lose Weight"

Abdominal Breathing to Lose Weight

This type of breathing also came from the Yogic Breathing Science called Pranayama and is helpful for losing weight as well as reducing stress and eliminating toxins in the body.

This video is a good demonstration of "Abdominal Breathing to Lose Weight"

Remember, consult your family doctor before doing any of these free breathing exercises to lose weight.

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