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The Benefits of Juicing Apples

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , , , , ,

They say that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but drinking a glass of your own freshly apple juice every day is even better. Drinking pure apple juice goes even further helping to keep you gorgeous and healthy and also reversing some chronic conditions and diseases.

 

For instance, a study done at the University of Southampton in London found that eating just two apple as a week can reduce your risk of developing asthma by as much as 32%!  If that is a fact then just imagine what drinking the pure vitamins, minerals, antioxidants flavenoids,  and other nutrients in apples can do for you if you drink them as a juice.

 

Squeezed fruit juices are dense with nutrients and almost become like a healing tincture in a glass. It gets into your system very quickly because it is a raw liquid that is lively with enzymes.

 

Juicing your apples in an inexpensive way to get most of the vitamins you need in a day. Furthermore apple juice is delicious and combines nicely with a number of other nutritious fruits and vegetables such as juiced carrots, celery, spinach strawberries and lime juice.

 

Apples prevent heart attacks. This is because they contain phytonutrients the break down bad cholesterol. One of the great things about apples is that even the juice is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber. The insoluble fiber in the juice prevents cholesterol from forming on your artery walls which in turn helps reduce the risk of heart attack.  This fiber also absorbs toxins in the intestinal tract and helps cleanse the bowels and get them moving.

 

If you are a smoker you definitely need to drink your apples as a Dutch study has found that doing so every day can reduce your risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

Drinking your apples can also help allay the aches and pains associated with arthritis and rheumatism. This is thanks to the generous amounts of potassium that are in each one. The juice flushes out the sodium and acids that keep your body sore.  Apple juice also flushes out the liver so you are less toxic in general.  The faster you can recover from exercising the faster you will be able to get back up again and lose even more weight.

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Converting from Mouth Breathing to Nose Breathing

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , ,

If you are running out of breath while running you might have a bit of asthma.  Overweight people also have trouble walking fast or running and end up breathing through their mouth instead of their nose.

Converting from mouth breathing to nose breathing is the best way to reduce those big gasps of air that can trigger an asthma attack.  You must also make it a rule to convert to nose breathing before using an exercise program.

Remember that the less you think about it the more natural it will seem to breathe through your nose. Do not use decongestants before doing the exercises.  Breathing through your mouth may seem strange at first but you will get used to it.

STEPS TO NOSE BREATHING

1.  Sit up straight comfortably in a straight-backed chair

2.  Breathe out normally

3.   Close your mouth and lightly pinch your nose closed. Hold your breath.

4.   Rock your head back and forwards from a vertical position down to your knees. Continue to do this until you have to take a breath.

5.     Take that breath with your mouth closed.

The buildup of carbon dioxide from doing these exercises will have opened up your nasal passages naturally

Practicing the Control Pause

The Control Pause is your measure of success with Buteyko and is the length of time you feel comfortable before having to take the next breath.

STEPS TO PRACTICING THE CONTROL PAUSE

1.     Sit up comfortably in a chair. Breathe out normally then hold your breath in the out position.

2.     Gently pinch your nose closed with your thumb and forefinger.

3.     Measure how long you can hold your breath until the first signs of discomfort occur.

4.      Exhale

The point of this is to establish a benchmark that you will try to improve each time that you hold your breath while doing your Buteyko exercises. There is no norm to this. Some people can only hold their breath for one second while others can hold it over a minute. The idea is to only beat the length of time that you held it last time.Most people are naturally free from asthma the minute they can practice eth control pause greater than twenty seconds.

The point of this is to establish a benchmark that you will try to improve each time that you hold your breath. There is no norm to this. Some people can only hold their breath for one second while others can hold it over a minute. The idea is to only beat the length of time that you held it last time.  This can definitely help you be fitter.