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Fitness Tip#360 - April 19, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Breath

When performed properly, the rhythmic contractions of the abdominal blood vessels during inhaling and exhaling help to circulate blood through the body, enhancing oxygen uptake and metabolic rate. As you inhale, your diaphragm expands and squeezes the blood out of your internal organs and blood vessels. Then as you exhale, the diaphragm relaxes as new blood rushes in. So as a simple method of boosting the metabolism, focus on deep breathing from the stomach and not just during a stretch or exercise routine but also while you’re
driving in your car or sitting at your desk. Try this: inhale slowly through your nose, hold for a 1 count, then ex-hale through your mouth. The breath should originate from the back of the throat and finish from deep inside the stomach. Once you’ve practiced and perfected this form of breathing, it can become a natural mechanism for boosting your metabolism.


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    Thanks for sharing!

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