We are not getting enough oxygen into the body and that is one of the reasons that we are getting so ill.
The best way to optimize our health therefore is to be sure that we oxygenate every cell in our body. OPTIMAL BREATHING Clinical studies including thousands of participants spanning a 30-year period offer conclusive evidence that the most significant factor in health and longevity is how well you breathe (The Framingham Heart Study; The Breathe Well Be Well Study; The von Ardenne studies (http://www.breathing.com/articles/clinical-studies.htm); and many others). Optimal breathing is VITAL. In your lungs there are a billion tiny air sacs, where your blood is purified, supplied with oxygen and sent to the rest of your body. As you breathe out, you expel carbon dioxide and other toxic substances. Proper breathing eliminates as much as 75% of your body’s wastes! Breath is life. It gives us most of our energy. But few breathe more than 20% of what they could. As simplistic as this may sound, we must learn to breathe effectively! If your cells don’t get enough oxygen, they won’t have the energy to function properly. Therefore breathing right is unquestionably the single most important thing you can do to improve your health IMMEDIATELY.
Nothing creates more lymph stimulation than DEEP DIAPHRAMMIC BREATHING!
An interesting breakthrough is from lymphologist Dr. Jack Shields who put
cameras inside people’s bodies to actually observe what it was that stimulated the cleansing of the lymph system. He found that a deep diaphragmic breath is by far the most effective way to accomplish this. This kind of breathing creates something like a vacuum that sucks the lymph through the bloodstream and increases the rate at which your body eliminates toxins.
“Deep diaphragmic breathing is the equivalent of having a vacuum cleaner in your immune system pulling the poisons out at a rapid pace.” — Dr. Jack Shields
This kind of breathing can accelerate the cleansing process by as much as 15 times the normal rate Remember: The body is hugely dependent upon the lymph system. So how exactly do I do that? Before you start with some simple breathing exercises, realise that the heart is the pump for your blood, but the lymph system doesn’t have a pump. It must rely on your movement and breathing for its circulation.
thus The thing to remember is that the richest blood flow is in the lower lungs. The lower third of your lungs is the most oxygen-rich part of your lungs and it’s bigger. Unfortunately most people are shallow breathers. You see, with every complete breath you take, there is a very important exchange taking place inside your lungs. When you inhale, you infuse the blood running through your lungs with life giving oxygen. And when you exhale, toxins that where in your blood like carbon dioxide are expelled through your breath. Most people only use the top 1/3 section of their lungs when they breathe which is where only about 20% or so of the blood is actually circulating Shallow breathers don’t fully complete the exchange at the bottom sections of their lungs where a majority of the blood is circulating which means your blood returns to your cells full of toxins and lacking the fresh oxygen your
cells need to thrive. Slow and deep breaths ARE the foundation for a healthy body, mind and spirit So to get the maximum benefit from the air you take in daily, learn to BREATHE FROM THE BOTTOM UP The best pattern for deep diaphragmic breathing is the following ratio: 1 : 4 : 2 Inhale (through the nose) for a multiple of 1 counts. Hold that breath for a multiple of 4 counts. Exhale (through the mouth) for a multiple of 2 counts. An example of this breathing ratio: Inhale for 6 seconds. Hold that breath for 24 seconds. Exhale for 12 seconds. Do this 3 times a day for 10 days and notice how your energy levels go up dramatically. You will also notice more clarity and an ability to ward off illnesses. So next time you’re worried about your health or want to strengthen your immune system, before you do anything else, take a couple of deep diaphragmic breaths. It will cleanse and fully oxygenate your cells – giving your cells the life-giving energy they need to work optimally AEROBIC EXERCISE Aerobic exercise is vital to your health as it refers to your body’s ability to maximally use OXYGEN — it helps oxygen flow and circulate through your blood vessels. This is so critical because, even if you eat healthy foods and take the most powerful supplements in the world, but if that nutrition can’t reach some parts of your body because the circulation is restricted, then those parts will suffer and eventually become diseased. New England Journal of Medicine has published that women who exercise regularly reduce their risk of breast cancer by 72%! Aerobic exercise refers to moderate, continuous exercise lasting at least 15-
20 minutes (by the way, aerobic means “with oxygen”). The key is to exercise longer not harder. It should have a comfortable pace. If you’re exercising with pain, and you do not have an aerobic base, you’re making a huge mistake. The proper way to exercise aerobically is as follows. You want to spend 5-10 minutes warming up. 15-20 minutes in exercise and than another 5-10 minutes cooling down. These three states represent the following: The warming up phase is where you raise your heart beat to 60% of capacity. During the aerobic workout phase you raise your heartbeat to 70% of capacity (IT IS DURING THIS PHASE THAT YOU BURN FAT). Then during the cool down phase you lower your heartbeat to 55% of capacity. Regardless of your age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic exercise is GREAT for you. It does wonders for your heart. Aerobic training develops your heart into a strong and healthy muscle to support you during moments of peak physical activity or emotional intensity. By doing so, you maintain large reserves of power to handle whatever physical or emotional stress you come across.
Also, training aerobically increases your blood supply (especially the red blood cells and hemoglobin), boosts your immune system, widens your blood vessels and capillaries to deliver more oxygen, assists in both the oxygenation of your cells and the elimination of their wastes, and reduces the risk of many conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and cancer.
In addition, aerobic exercise produces happy bio-chemicals called endorphins which drive away stress and depression and stimulate the immune system. And, it also increases your levels of growth hormones – the youth hormone Most types of exercise can be either aerobic or anaerobic (“without oxygen”). The level of intensity determines whether you are exercising aerobically or anaerobically. At lower heart rates, the following are good examples of aerobic exercise: swimming, dancing, running, bicycling, rowing, hiking, spinning, etc. Just to give you an idea, if you’re training aerobically, you should be able to easily
carry on a conversation while you’re exercising.
Bottom line: you must exercise aerobically so that you have a healthier body
full of energy.
‘Health’ by the way does not mean having a spectacular physique full of
muscles. Health is having all the systems in your body – your muscular,
nervous, circulatory, digestive, lymphatic, and hormonal systems – working
optimally. You want to be not just fit, but healthy – having tons of energy and
Take a test and judge by results. Schedule a specific time that you will
exercise for at least six out of the next ten days Add elements to your routine (music, friends, a change of
environment, a personal trainer, etc.) to motivate you to follow through.