Miki Ryosuke, a Japanese actor, recently discovered a natural method that helped him lose weight. After experiencing back pain, Miki’s doctor recommended he perform a certain exercise each day to help relieve his pain. After performing the exercise for a few weeks, Miki lost 28.7 pounds and 4.7 inches from his waist! Miki refers to the technique as the long-breath diet. You stand in position, take a three-second breath, then exhale strongly for seven seconds.
Does The Long-Breath Technique Really Work?
Marcelle Pick, an OB/GYN NP explained her view on deep breathing to Medical Daily. “Though not a substitute for exercise, it’s a great first step for women just beginning an exercise plan, and deep breathing enhances the benefits of any form of exercise,” she said. Deep breathing exercises provides the body with oxygen. The oxygen absorbs nutrients and can help rid the body of toxins, which can lead to weight loss.
Research conducted at Hampton University found that the combination of yoga and deep breathing exercises helped overweight teens lose weight. Sixty high school teens were divided into two group. The first group received 40 minutes of yoga and performed deep breathing exercises four times a week for 12 weeks. The second group stayed with their normal routine. Researchers found that the group who did yoga and deep breathing lost an average body weight of 6 pounds with no daily caloric intake restrictions.
How To Perform The Exercise
- Stand with one leg forward and the other back
- Strain your glute muscles while transferring your weight to your back foot
- Slowly inhale for 3 seconds while lifting your arms above your head
- Exhale forcefully but carefully for 7 seconds, while straining all of your body’s muscles
Perform this exercise every day for 2-10 minutes. It will allow your body to use more oxygen to help you burn fat, and it will also strengthen your muscle and increase your metabolism!
Watch the video below for a how-to: