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Oscar Wilde once said, “The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about” so clearly the folks at Breathslim® must be pleased their respiratory trainer is creating a buzz from websites such as Dude I Want That.

Known as a geek’s gift guide to gadgets, gear and novelties, Dude I Want That reports, “On the one hand, the Breathslim apparatus looks ridiculous. Like something the infirm folk would be required to use from a hospital bed or nursing home…On the other hand, Breathslim reviews aren’t bad.”

It’s true! The Max Fitness site confirms Breathslim is an effective way to combat insomnia and get a better, deeper sleep in general. “It was hard to get used to breathing with the stomach muscles and I had to consciously focus on inhaling and exhaling to ensure that my chest did not move,” reports Max Frankel. “After a few minutes, this new way of breathing became a decently natural process; while doing work on my laptop I had barely even noticed that this wired white hose was hanging out of my mouth! After 5 to 10 minutes, I began to feel a deep relaxation, a serious ‘wow’ moment. I turned to my girlfriend and told her that I felt like I had taken a sleeping pill. My mood was pleasant, I was drowsy, and before I knew it I was fast asleep with the Breathslim lying on the bed!”

Acupuncturist author Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) says doing breathing exercises with Breathslim can also benefit asthma sufferers as well as those seeking to lose weight, explaining, “This is the machine to use for your breathing retaining and it really is quite nice to blow bubbles as one increase the oxygenation of one’s cells and tissues…created to help asthma sufferers the Breathslim breathing device is serious medicine. Sold in the United States it is now being marketed for weight loss because it increased oxygen and metabolism to a significant enough level as to burn more fat thus helping to lose weight and keep it off.”

Internationally renowned scientist, writer and breathing trainer Artour Rakhimov, PhD adds, “If we practice continuously for, let’s say 15 to 20 minutes, our breathing pattern will be changed because the breathing center is going to adapt to higher CO2 levels. At once we finish the exercises there is a noticeable effect: breathing becomes slower and lighter; and that effect is going to last for many hours.” Yet the breathing expert suggests Breathslim may not help sleepers who breath through their mouths, nor will it result in weight loss without users adding additional exercise and other healthy habits to their lifestyle.

The review at Normal Breathing concurs, stating, “In order to achieve certain success with Breathslim, one needs to increase his or her morning body-oxygen levels. Correction of lifestyle risk factors is necessary for a more efficient breath-changing and life-changing project. Obviously, following two central rules of the Buteyko method (eat only when you are hungry and stop eating at the first signs of satiety) are also important for Breathslim to work.”

Of course, there’s no way to know if Breathslim can help you lose weight, gain sleep gain, renew energy or obtain a youthful glow unless you try it for yourself. The inexpensive drug and chemical free respiratory trainer is available at

Say “I do” to Deep Breathing

Deep breathing exercises for stress-free living!

Getting engaged is a big moment for anyone. But if it’s in front of millions of TV viewers, then it’s bound to add another level of stress, especially if the proposer is unsure the proposed with say yes.

Such was the case for Josh Murray when he asked Andi Dorfman to marry him on the finale of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” this season. In addition to becoming officially engaged, the two visibly engaged in deep breathing as the proposal took place.

As a former pro-baseball player Murray and his wife-to-be obviously know deep breathing can help calm the nerves. Although it’s unlikely many will ever be proposed to on national TV, they will invariably find ourselves in other stressful situations.

To calm yourself down, practice this simple breathing exercise: begin breathing deeply and slowly through the nose. Then hold for approximately three-to-five seconds before exhaling through the mouth. Repeat this act a couple times and you’ll soon feel calmer since this exercise can lower your heart-rate as well as your blood pressure.

Another exercise requires you to clench both hands into tight fists. As you push your arms and hands away from your body, open your hands out wide, and repeat. For a double-dose of calm, combine both the breathing and the clenching exercises into one.

A good way to make stress-free living part of your regular routine is to engage in 20 minutes of breathing exercises with the Breathslim® device. In addition to helping you breath better, it will also help you sleep sounder and awake with more energy and clarity to greet the day’s surprises—whether it’s having a rocky time at work or receiving an $85,000 rock in the shape of a Neil Lane engagement ring from “The Bachelorette” producers.


Combat Depression with Deep Breathing

Combat Depression with Deep Breathing Exercises

The world was stunned when the news of Robin Williams’s suicide surfaced. Unfortunately his story is not unique. Funnymen Richard Jeni, Charles Rocket and Freddie Prinze also committed suicide after losing battles to depression. Of course, one doesn’t have to be a professional comedian to suffer from this dangerous disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 90% of people who take their own lives are diagnosed with depression or another mental illness. A report done in 2013 also suggests baby boomers suffering from depression are more likely to consider suicide than other generation groups.

To dull the pain of depression, many turn to drugs or alcohol but this only worsens the situation. Healthier options are available and must be used as part of a strategy to properly combat depression.

Often when a person’s mood is low, their breathing is shallow and constricted. This causes an inadequate supply of oxygen in the blood and can result in an emotional imbalance. Fortunately, there are simple breathing exercises to deepen one’s breathing and lighten one’s mood.

If you close your eyes and focus all your attention on breathing deeply, you can relax your body. This will allow you to open your mind and welcome in positive thoughts. Simply increase the depth of your breath so you are taking four or fewer breaths every 60 seconds. Try this for five minutes and see how much better you feel.

To be less depressed and more energized, try this exercise. First, sit on a chair with your back straight and feet flat on the floor. Reach straight up with both hands. Then, inhale deeply. As you hold your breath, squeeze your fists before exhaling slowly. Imagine you are pulling down on rubber bands as you lower your fists to your chest. Now, repeat this a couple more times.

When you’re almost ready to finish, cross your arms over your chest. Rest your fingers on your chest, with your wrists crossed in the middle. Drop your chin to your chest and inhale four short breaths without exhaling. Hold your breath before finally exhaling slowly through your mouth. Then, repeat for a few more minutes.

If this exercise sounds too complicated, you may want to first try basic breathing exercises with a respiratory trainer such as Breathslim®. This handy device can help you pay attention to your breathing and literally change your life for the better.

Breathing Exercises and Parkinson’s Disease

Breathing exercises for Parkinson’s disease

Tremors, shuffling, and being cold are typical symptoms for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Another common, though overlooked side effect, is problematic breathing which can lead to difficulty swallowing, becoming stressed out, being tired, and getting chest infections such as pneumonia. That’s why breathing exercises are particularly important for people suffering from this chronic, degenerative disease.

If low blood pressure is not an issue, Pranayama breathing techniques are ideal since they can improve autonomic functions, reduce stress, clear the mind and enhance will power. Just sit up straight, inhale slowly through the nose until the abdomen slightly puffs out. Count to five, hold breath for a second and then slowly exhale. Repeat three times.

Another breathing exercise that can be done while sitting requires breathers to put their hands on their lap. Similar to the previous exercise, breathe in slowly through the nose and fill the lungs with air. But this time let the hands rise from the thighs. Hold the breath for a moment like before, then exhale slowly through the mouth. And repeat.

If sitting is not an option, one can breathe deeply by laying down on the back and placing one hand on the abdomen and another on the chest. Inhale slowly through the nose and exhale through the mouth while feeling the abdomen rise and fall as the lungs fill up with air and empty themselves.

Of course those with PD aren’t the only ones in need of breathing exercises. A good way for their caregivers and helpers to get some help is to set aside 20 minutes a day for breathing exercises with a breathing trainer such as a Breathslim® device which can improve lung capacity, oxygenate the body, elevate energy, and help to get relief from stress.

Athletes, Increase Your Endurance!

How athletes can increase endurance

Runners, bikers and swimmers – surely you have noticed when you are running harder, or for an extended period of time, your leg muscles become fatigued. However, it’s not necessarily your leg muscles that are the first to become strained. When you run, bike and swim, it is more likely that your respiratory muscles are the first to become tired. It is important to remember that respiratory muscles are just as susceptible to overexertion as your body’s other muscles.

While you’re running and you feel your legs become fatigued, this is because the nervous system has redirected oxygen delivery to your respiratory muscles to keep them going and to not allow them to become fatigued to a dangerous extent. When your limb muscles do not have enough oxygen, they become tired and start to feel limp and heavy.

To increase your respiratory muscle endurance, you can train the muscles with deeper breathing to strengthen them. They can be trained separately from the rest of your body. Using a respiratory trainer like Breathslim, you’ll use your respiratory muscles at a higher capacity, sometimes even more than when you’re actually running, biking or swimming. Without the rest of your body needing excessive oxygen, the tool helps strengthen in the chest cavity.

With stronger respiratory muscles, your endurance and athletic performance will take off.

High Altitudes. High Risk.

Breathing at high altitudes

If you want to visit the mountains of, say, Colorado for a hiking trip, the altitude’s affect on your body is a necessary consideration. Though most of the Western part of the United States is above sea level, in the mountains you may experience what is considered high altitude, higher than 5,000 feet, or very high altitude above, which is 11,500 feet above sea level. At these levels, noticeable changes will take place in the body.

The air pressure is the same at sea level as at high altitudes, but the oxygen molecules are more dispersed in the air the higher you ascend so there is less oxygen taken in on each breath. Your body will start to create more red blood cells because they are the cells that carry oxygen throughout the blood. Visitors to high altitudes often develop AMS, an acute mountain sickness that can be avoided and usually goes away within a couple of days. Symptoms can include nausea, headache, trouble sleeping and breathing faster and deeper to try to pull in more oxygen. Two other conditions that can strike anyone at a high altitude whether fit or unfit is called high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). These conditions can be life threatening.

There are ways to enjoy the beauty of the mountains while doing your best to avoid becoming ill. There is a saying, “Climb high, sleep low.” Go to a lower altitude to sleep to avoid oxygen loss. Next, drink up! Staying hydrated is very important. At higher altitudes your body loses fluids faster because of the decreased humidity and increased urination. The body will make up for fluid loss by storing water and sodium which can result in fluid entering the body tissue and cause swelling of the feet, hands and face. Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks that dehydrate the body. Nausea is common at high altitudes, but REI says that eating can actually reverse those green feelings. If you are to experience nausea, headache, feeling disoriented, dizzy or develop a persistent cough, descend immediately to a lower altitude.

Breathing deeply to get more oxygen into the blood on each breath will reduce the pressure on your body to compensate for the lack of oxygen at high altitudes. Try using a respiratory trainer. Breathslim will help you take in more oxygen on each breath, something that our bodies desperately need when up in the mountains.

Always remain observant of how your body is responding to altitude changes. Breathing with Breathslim will deliver more oxygen to the blood, but altitude sickness can still occur.

Stress sucks and needs to be fixed

Stress – Why it is harmful and how to reduce it.

We know that stress causes a whole slew of health problems, and it seems that weight gain is of concern to no end. Proper deep breathing can reduce stress and weight gain, and the best part is that it’s easy to do!

When we’re stressed our bodies produce a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol signals to the liver to make more glucose. If it is not used, that sugar will be reabsorbed by the body. With stress, our metabolism is lowered and with excess sugar in the body, there is weight gain.

So stop the stress! I know, stress-causing situations cannot always be eliminated in our daily lives, but adding a practice of guided, deep breathing can be a personal helper in cutting stress.

Breathslim is a respiratory trainer that increases oxygen intake from 5% to 10% in each inhale and fights the stress and its effects. It trains your body to breath deeper and experience the benefits.

In a three-month study done by the University of Southern California, Breathslim was clinically tested and found to help burn fat. The breath trainer tool aids in taking in more oxygen from the air you breath by helping you breathe deeper. With increased oxygen in your blood, fat is burned through the process of oxidation and increased ATPmore energy. Having more oxygen allows these metabolic processes to take place faster- a higher metabolism. It was also found that people experienced better sleep. Another win!

The usual intake of 5% oxygen from every inhale results in fatigue and stress. Deep breathing does the opposite. Stress is reduced, you will burn more fat cells and will be more alert during the day from better sleep quality. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

The Ultimate Breath Test

Breathing Exercises & Techniques – The Ultimate Breath Test!

It’s test time so take a deep breath and decide whether the following statements are true or false.

1) The average person takes approximately 1,000 breaths every day.

Actually we take 1,000 breaths ever hour so by the end of the day, we’ve racked up 24,000 breaths.

2) Food is our main source of energy.

False. Only 10% of our energy comes from food; 90% of the energy our bodies use comes directly from the breath.

3) Short and shallow breathing is healthier than slower, deeper breathing.

False. Taking slower and deeper breaths provides mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. It helps strengthen lungs, calms the mind and the nervous system. Also, practicing deep breathing before you go to sleep can ward off insomnia.

4) “Skull Shining Breath” is the name of a breathing technique.

True! Even though it sounds like a Heavy Metal band, “Skull Shining Breath” otherwise called “Kapalabhati” is a technique used to wake up the brain, warm up the body and energize the breather. To practice Kapalabhati, take in a long, slow inhale through the nose, followed by a fast and forceful exhale also through the nose (yet stemming from the lower belly) every one to two seconds, for a total of 10 breaths.

5) Mastering proper breathing is too expensive since I’d have to hire a trainer or join a gym.

False. You don’t need any money to learn how to breathe properly. There is a lot of information online and your local library may have books on the topic. Breathslim® also makes an inexpensive breathing trainer and device that applies metered aero-dynamic resistance during daily, 20 minute exercises to improve lung capacity, elevate energy, reduce stress, and oxygenate your body.