How the Fat Leaves on The Exhale
Fats are large molecules made up of oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. When the oxygen we breathe reaches these fat molecules, it breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water. The blood then picks up the carbon dioxide – a waste product of our bodies – and returns it to the lungs to be exhaled. Therefore, the more oxygen our bodies use, the more fat we will burn.
Nasal breathing is more efficient than mouth breathing in terms of supplying oxygen to the body as well as the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and red blood cells. When performing cardiovascular exercise, it is therefore preferable to inhale and exhale through the nose (Novotny, 2007).
Have you ever wondered where the fat goes? If you’re like most of us, you probably think most fat is excreted through bodily fluids.
Surprisingly, it’s not.
Based on the research from the British Medical Journal, the majority of fat turns into carbon dioxide which is exhaled when we breathe (Meerman & Brown, 2014).
Transforming Patterns of Behavior
The person who’s been sedentary for years won’t suddenly be persuaded to run a marathon. Core changes must come first to make everything else possible. Using “breath as medicine” to improve health and the training experience, we cultivate the “choosing mind,” where we can alter lifelong patterns.
People become sedentary and develop poor lifestyle patterns based on habit, boredom, or emotional triggers. There’s more involved than just losing the physical weight.
Our issues are in our tissues. We’ve got to transform the emotional and physiological weight which is embedded in our unconscious and subconscious minds.
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