Miki Ryosuke, a Japanese actor, recently discovered a natural method that helped him lose weight. After experiencing back pain, Miki’s doctor advised him to perform some exercise each day to help relieve his pain. After performing the exercise for a few weeks, Miki lost 13 kilos and 12 inches of his waist. Miki refers to the technique as the long-breathing diet. Take a position, take a three-second breath, then exhale strongly for seven seconds. This is the Japanese deep breathing technique to lose belly fat and overall weight.
The Deep Breathing Technique Really Works?
Although not a substitute for exercise, it is a great first step for women just starting an exercise plan, and deep breathing improves the benefits of any form of exercise. Deep breathing exercises provide the body with oxygen. Oxygen absorbs nutrients and can help remove the body from 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 to lose weight. Sixty high school adolescents were divided into two groups. 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 that did yoga and deep breathing lost an average body weight of almost 3 kilos with no daily caloric intake restrictions.
How to perform the deep breathing technique
1. Stand with one leg forward and the other behind.
2. Stretch your muscles as you transfer your weight to the back foot.
3. Inhale slowly for 3 seconds as you raise your arms above your head.
4. Exhale hard, but gently for 7 seconds, as you lower your hands by pulling them forward and tensing all the muscles in your body. Remember, this whole process is 7 seconds.
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 muscles and increase your metabolism.