Question: What do you think about Oxycise and other exercise programs that focus on breathing rather than exercise?
I have a strong need for proper breathing to keep myself fit, encourage physical activity and relieve stress. When I started training, I was so focused on keeping up with the others in the class that I made the big mistake of holding my breath. I asked the teacher why I had chest and lung pains and luckily she was smart enough to point out that I start to breathe deeply. I remind the students to breathe again and again. Yes, we all breathe, but often not deep enough.
I am delighted with the concentration of breathing suggested in the more popular sessions of Yoga and Pilates than ever before. The idea is that when we breathe in harmony with our movements, we also take care in a deep way that not only prevents injury, but is also at the heart of what fitness is all about. Deep breathing causes air to slowly enter our abdomen and then more air into our lungs until we are full of air, followed by a slow expiration through the nose or pursed lips. So many of us have the habit of breathing "flat," resulting in "sticky lungs" – lungs that can not give your muscles and your brain the air you need to live a healthy lifestyle. Deep breathing allows you to relax, think clearly and feel good.
Of course, I do not believe that breathing is the only important part of the exercise. It is definitely an important part of the whole. Respiratory therapy is now considered both alternative and general health. While hard science lags behind our intuitive understanding of the topic, no one questions that better breathing leads to better health – and more effective training. You see, the human body is designed to release 70 percent of its toxins through breathing. If your breathing does not work with maximum efficiency, you will not get rid of toxins properly and other systems of your body will have to work overtime.
Although it has always been oxygen, it is one of the latest trends. Everywhere in the country there are "oxygen bars" where people pay to inhale oxygen. There is the alternative therapy, oxygen therapy, which is defined as "any modality that introduces oxygen and related therapies as part of a health program, anything from breathing exercises to autohemotherapeutic ozone."
A UK doctor writes: "I've been treating people with oxygen for a few years, pure oxygen is toxic and should not be inhaled for a long time, the maximum dilution I use is 40% with air, a mask with a connector, Diluting the Oxygen … When I treat my patients at the hospital for up to four hours a day in two-hour sessions, however, I have found that in the case of wound healing one hour a day has been successful. "
I do not know about you, but I think I keep getting my oxygen with steady, deep breathing, drinking lots of water, and eating lots of oxygenated vegetables. And that leads me to the last topic of the question.
From what I know about Oxycise – and I just know what I've read about it, as I'm not prepared to pay out $ 35.00 for a program that sounds like I think it's common sense training I have suggested to all for a long time. The program sounds like a sensible routine for building muscles and powers with little impact and a lot of breath.
The parts of the program that signal possible "red flags" are the claims of huge weight loss without drastic changes in eating habits and only 15 minutes of daily exercise. Note, however, that the phrase "results are not typical, your experience will vary" is displayed when you view their ads or visit their website.