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Quitting Smoking for Real This Time

Quitting smoking health benefits and its withdrawal symptoms

We can talk all day about the incredible benefits of breathing properly and keeping your blood oxygenated and we can tell you about helpful breathing exercises until we’re blue in the face (pun intended), but this means nothing if you’re a smoker. Smoking tobacco is the leading method of destroying your lungs and body, and there is really no way to get around that fact unless you quit smoking.

It is hard to quit because nicotine is addictive and behaves as any other drug would. A smoker feels cravings when the body wants a dose, and it is set off by environmental triggers. Have you noticed that when you get in your car, the first thing you do is roll down window and light up, even though you just had a cigarette on the sidewalk?

There are many different methods to quit smoking and their success rates depend on the person. Some people can quit cold turkey, others like to work with counselors, and some friends make pacts to quit using nicotine gum, patches, etc. One of the most popular methods of quitting smoking is to pick up an e-cigarette.

Some estimate that almost 33 percent of e-cig users are former cigarette smokers. E-cigs can be loaded with tobacco oils that contain nicotine, so it’s more to wean smokers off of the hard tar and chemicals of a traditional cigarette. While this is a bit better, it is not a long term solution as you’re still harming your body. However, there is the vapor option, which allows users to puff on water vapor the way they would a cigarette, which is incredibly helpful to help former smokers break the puffing habit by just puffing on pure water vapor.

Withdrawal symptoms of quitting smoking may include the following:

But those are all temporary and the overall healthy, alter, and proud feeling you gain from quitting lasts a lifetime.

The Power of Yellow

Yellow fruits and vegetables help improve blood and lymph circulation

Vitamin C is the wonder vitamin of the food world. Two ways to improve blood and lymph circulation are to take on a diet rich in Vitamin C and by further oxygenating your blood. Yellow foods are high in antioxidants, especially vitamin C, and getting more vitamin C is simple because yellow fruits and vegetables are easy to find in the summer months.

To keep your teeth and gums healthy, help heal cuts, prevent inflammation and improve blood circulation grab a yellow fruit or veggie. Vitamin C can be found in lemons, yellow peppers, corn, summer squash, yellow figs, pears and kiwi to help prevent heart disease from better circulation. Don’t forget about pineapple, yellow apples and yellow watermelon!

To oxygenate your blood, the task is to breath deeper. With a respiratory trainer, the act of training your lungs and respiratory muscles to breathe most efficiently, you can increase the oxygen in your blood by 50 percent.  Many conditions are caused by poorly oxygenated blood like dark circles under the eyes, vertigo, varicose veins, blood clots and cold feet and hands. Heart disease and memory loss are a couple of the more threatening conditions that can be avoided by choosing to eat antioxidant rich foods and increasing your blood oxygen level.  A combination of yellow power foods and proper breathing can have a tremendous effect on your respiratory health.

Breathe deep and grab yellow.

The Benefits of Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Take a deep breath. That is what they say isn’t it? Because nothing is so calming as the reiteration of things you probably already know. Actually, the truth is that taking a deep breath works. The feats of human lung capacity and controlled breathing are truly amazing. In 2002, a new Guinness World Record was set for circular breathing, one continuous note for 47 minutes, 6 seconds. Discovering how proper breathing works to better oxygenate can help many people develop good habits for reducing stress, increasing health and losing weight.

The basis of improving breathing is born from breathing exercises for relaxation. Breathing to relax and keep a body at peace is a time tested process that has been proven in physical activities like yoga and tai chi, each of which practice strict control over the body to achieve a desired goal. Controlled breathing ultimately results in heightened levels of relaxation. Hence, that old adage: take a deep breath.

So how do breathing exercises for relaxation work?

Better breathing begins from the diaphragm. The main function of the diaphragm is to control breathing. As a person breathes properly the diaphragm expands. The direction of its expansion is both the easiest way to diagnose natural breathing habits, and to fix those habits that result in the perpetuation of anxiety, panic, and stress. When under duress, many people begin breathing more quickly, with their shoulders rising through each brief inhalation. As a result, people may experience heightened levels of stress, muscular tension and ache, and an eventual sense of panic.

The best way to combat the symptoms of poor breathing technique is with breathing exercises for relaxation. The good news about instances of panic is that the body can be used to mitigate and end a panic attack. By controlling inhalation, people can reclaim their bodies from panic states. The most common term for stress relief breathing is belly breathing, because as air is taken in, the abdomen expands out rather than shoulders going up. This action helps to oxygenate the body. Once victim of panic begins breathing properly, with the abdomen and diaphragm controlling breath rather than the neck and shoulder, he or she will feel the panic subside.

How do deep breathing exercises for weight loss work?

Stress and weight loss are often linked by a negative correlation. As on goes up, the other goes down. Additionally, certain breathing practices can increase energy that is necessary to motivate a good workout. These practices are Bellows breathing and three part breathing.

Most people do not utilize the diaphragm during breathing. For those who need help activating their diaphragm, Breathslim can help your diaphragm movement and lung ventilation. This is done by helping you take in deeper and more steady breaths. As a result, oxygen intake and lung efficiency are improved. While deep breathing is an act of the mind just as much of the lungs, and unfortunately cannot prevent the affects of lung diseases or sleep apnea it is a great start at rejuvenating the lungs and the body.

How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

To keep our bodies ticking over nicely, lung health is critical. It is a cog in the wheel that makes our bodies work effectively. If you suffer oxygen deprivation then it can be serious to your health leading to serious respiratory illnesses and conditions including pneumonia, COPD and asthma. These illnesses attack the lungs causing breathing difficulty. Along with using your Breathslim breathing trainer, another good way to keep your lungs healthy is by eating a healthy diet. A healthy diet is long term investment to a better lifestyle.

Water

Water is essential for healthy lungs. Dry lungs are prone to irritation.  Each day you should try to drink between six and eight glasses.

Fatty Fish

Fish high in fat is an excellent choice of food for healthy lungs as they contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which are linked with lung health.

Apples

Apples are the food for adults who want healthy lungs. Apples are effective for adults who want to focus on lung health. A team from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, studied the diets and lung function of more than 2,500 men aged 45-49. They found that good lung function was associated with high intakes of vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene, citrus fruits, apples, and fruit juices.

Apricots

Apricots are associated with healthy lungs due to their vitamin A content. The Office of Dietary Supplements notes that vitamin A supports respiratory tract linings, and may lower the risk of lung infections.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a highly antioxidant green vegetable with NRF2-dependent characteristics. As a result, EduBook notes that it is one of the best greens for lung health, especially in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Poultry

Chicken, turkey, and other small poultry birds can benefit your lungs. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, these foods are high in lung health boosting vitamin A, and your body may absorb animal-based versions of vitamin A better than plant-based versions.

Walnuts

Walnuts are a vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating regular servings of walnuts — about one handful daily — may help fight asthma and other respiratory ailments according to the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition.”

Beans

According to the American Cancer Society, beans can support lung health. Kidney, pinto, black and other beans are good sources of antioxidants, which fight off free radicals that may damage lungs.

Berries

Berries are rich in antioxidants, which the American Cancer Society notes protects lungs. Acai and blueberry are two of the top sources, but cranberries, grapes, and strawberries are also good for the lungs.

You can also help keep your lungs healthy by making them stronger and more resistant to fatigue, which in turn could potentially help them fight off infection. The Breathslim breathing device exercises your breathing muscles, improving their strength and stamina.

Sleep Hygiene

Breathslim Sleeping Bliss!

Donene Lashbrook Shares How Simple Breathing Exercises Helped Her Get Rid of Insomnia and CPAP Machine!

http://www.sleep-disorders-gone.com/sleep-and-weight-loss.html


5 Tips to Make Your Holidays Enjoyable

Breathslim   Holidays are often called a period  for weight gain, but for you they don’t have to be.

There’s nothing wrong in a little guilt of eating dishes you love, and here’re some tips for you to keep extra weight off and enjoy the Christmas.

1. You can avoid the consequences of overeating and alcohol consumption with the help of breathing gymnastics, because over 70% of toxins are removed from the body by breathing.

2. Full abdominal breathing helps to reduce weight gain by improving digestion.

3. Slow even abdominal breathing helps to overcome sleep deprivation, which is unavoidable during Holidays.

4. Regular breathing trainings with the Breathslim System provide the body with necessary amounts of oxygen and strength for some holiday activities!

5. If you travel during Holidays, breathing exercises will help you to cope with jet lags and adapt faster.

Breathslim – Now Officially Clinically Tested!

University of California

Breathe Slim Inc. is pleased to announce that we have just completed a three months double blind study in the Clinical Exercise Research Center (CERC) in the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy on the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus.

Forty sedentary adult men and women (20-55 years of age) with body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 25 were recruited to visit the USC Health Sciences Campus for 3 testing sessions. All 40 subjects performed resistive expiratory muscle training using the Breathslim device over the duration of the study.

The main findings of the study are that resistive expiratory muscle training using the Breathslim device increased fat free mass which translates into increased energy expenditure, raising resting metabolism and result in loss of body fat.

Over the duration of the study, subjects also completed an online training journal. Based on review of the training journals, subjects experienced improved energy throughout the day, reduced food cravings, and better sleep. The reports in the daily training journals suggest that the subjects had a positive experience while performing the breathing exercise and there were no negative reports by study subjects.