10 Simple Strategies to Effortlessly Accelerate the Fat Burning Power of Your Body – All Day Long. Part 1
If you're like most adults, you probably made a resolution to lose weight and get in better shape in 2011. In fact, losing weight / getting in shape is typically number one or two on many lists of resolutions. So you’ve probably embarked on a program of dieting and exercise to help achieve your weight loss goals.
One of the keys to dramatic and impressive weight loss is to get on the right side of your body’s energy equation. This means you have to burn more calories than you take in. And the fastest way to achieve this is by heating up your body’s metabolism.
In addition to diet and exercise, there are simple things you can do during the course of each day to automatically increase your metabolism and the rate at which you burn calories. They don’t require much time, planning or effort. But they give you an extra advantage – make that 10 extra advantages – to help you lose (and keep off) the weight.
Strategy #1: Perform Deep Breathing on a Regular Basis
Deep breathing alone offers tremendous power to heat up your metabolism, promote fat burning, and enhance health. One of the primary actions of deep breathing is to provide the body with ample quantities of oxygen. Oxygen provides the spark which heats up your metabolism, which in turn increases your body’s need for energy, or calories.
When you engage in deep breathing on a regular basis, you pull more oxygen into your system. This causes your body to more quickly burn the calories you take in from food and drink. It then goes into a deficit, and turns to fat stores as an additional source of energy.
Priming this mechanism is the secret to dramatic and lasting weight loss. And the key is oxygen.
One of the reasons that exercise – particularly anaerobic forms of exercise, such as lifting weights and doing intervals – is so effective at revving up calorie burning is because this type of exercise naturally gets you huffing and puffing.
But you don’t have to limit deep breathing to your exercise sessions. Taking some deep breaths throughout the day, every day, is an easy way to naturally and quickly increase the oxygen level in your bloodstream and cells. More oxygen means more fat burning and more energy.Continued on the next page