Breathing impacts body processes that support exercise performance. The goal is to optimize these body processes, directing energy to muscle activity.
Carbon dioxide is required to transfer oxygen from the blood (hemoglobin) to active muscles, the Bohr Effect. How you breathe during exercise affects the availability of carbon dioxide.
There are breathing techniques that simulate high-altitude training, improving body's oxygen transport capacity. These breathing techniques can be performed at any altitude, including at sea level, take 10-15 minutes a day and can easily be incorporated into the athlete's training regiment.
Insomnia is a common problem, which one-third of Americans suffer from. 10% of those living in the western world suffer from the chronic form of insomnia.
Most insomnia suffers say they can't fall asleep given their minds are racing at one-hundred miles per hour. It's called Monkey Mind. The neurons of their brains have become hyperactive, causing uncontrollable thoughts.
Carbon dioxide is the body's natural sedative. When adequate levels of carbon dioxide are present in the brain, neurons are calmed, thought volume decreases and the insomniac falls asleep.
3 things that reduce athlete training time and performance are the need to recover, injuries and illness.
Adequate carbon dioxide levels in the body prevent lactic acid build-up, combat oxidative stress and acidosis, and help reduce the symptoms of common health problems athletes experience.
Excessive carbon dioxide is blown off due to big breathing during exercise. Balancing the need for oxygen and retaining carbon dioxide in the body is key to reducing recovery time and decreasing injuries and illness.
A steady supply of food and oxygen is required to produce energy for exercise. The amount of oxygen getting into muscles to produce energy is a function of how you breathe.
A chemical reaction involving carbon dioxide occurs in the blood, releasing the oxygen from the hemoglobin for muscle cell absorption; the Bohr Effect. If not enough carbon dioxide is available in the blood, less oxygen is released.
Breathing small breaths during exercise is key to retaining carbon dioxide in the blood. Big breaths blow off too much carbon dioxide with each exhale.
The Essential Breath™ program for nasal problems was designed based on the science of breathing.
This three step program directly targets the root case of most nasal problems including allergies, hay fever, rhinitis, sinusitis, swollen adenoids and polyps, all of which may be impacted by how you breathe.
The Essential Breath™ program works on breathing mechanics, retaining vital body gases necessary for clear nasal passages and adjusting breathing volume to address nasal problems long-term.
The Essential Breath™ program for asthma was designed based on the science of breathing.
This three step program directly targets the root cause of asthma, which is how we breathe and it's impact on the lungs.
The Essential Breath™ program for asthma works on breathing mechanics, retaining vital body gases that open constricted or blocked airways and adjusting breathing volume to relieve asthma symptoms over the long-term.