The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You

By Patrick McKeown

An easy but innovative method of bettering your body’s oxygen use, expanding your overall healthiness, weight reduction, and activities performance—whether you’re a recuperating sofa potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. With a foreword by way of New York Times bestselling writer Dr. Joseph Mercola.

Achieve extra with much less attempt: the key to weight-loss, health, and well being lies within the most elementary and most unconsidered functionality of your body—how you breathe. one of many greatest stumbling blocks to raised health and wellbeing and health is a hardly ever pointed out challenge: persistent over-breathing. we regularly take many extra breaths than we need—without figuring out it—contributing to negative health and wellbeing and health, together with a number of problems, from anxiousness and bronchial asthma to insomnia and center problems.

In The Oxygen Advantage, the fellow who has educated over 5,000 people—including Olympic athletes—in lowered respiring workouts now stocks his scientifically confirmed recommendations that will help you breathe extra successfully. Patrick McKeown teaches you the basic courting among oxygen and the physique, then will get you begun with a physique Oxygen point try (BOLT) to figure out how successfully your physique makes use of oxygen. He then exhibits you the way to extend your BOLT rating through the use of gentle respiring workouts and studying how you can simulate excessive altitude education, a strategy utilized by army SEALs athletes to assist elevate patience, weightloss, and very important pink blood cells to dramatically enhance cardio-fitness.

Following his software, even the main out-of-shape individual (including people with power breathing stipulations equivalent to bronchial asthma) can climb stairs, run for a bus, or play football with no gasping for air, and everybody can achieve:

• effortless weight-loss and weight maintenance
• enhanced sleep and energy
• elevated concentration
• diminished breathlessness in the course of exercise
• Heightened athletic performance
• more advantageous cardiovascular health
• removing of asthmatic indicators, and more.

With The Oxygen Advantage, you could glance higher, consider higher, and do more—it’s as effortless as respiring.

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