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Breath Walking to Increase Energy

Posted by Beni Cook

Have you ever felt low in energy first thing in the morning, in the afternoon or evening? Imagine if you could supercharge your energy on command without five strong coffees.  

In this article, I’m revealing a powerful breathing technique that will teach you how to unleash new levels of lasting energy. 

This technique is excellent for boosting energy, especially when you do it on a regular basis.  All you need to do is practice it 5-10 minutes a day. 

It is an exceptional pick-me-up during the afternoon or early morning. 

This is one of the best, most effective exercises you can do to empower and energize yourself, while decreasing  your stress levels. And the greatest part: it is FREE! 

First, here’s why this technique is so powerful 

Deep Breathing & The Lymphatic System 

There is an array of benefits that arise from making deep breathing a part of your daily routine, most of which are due to the fact that deep cleansing breaths give your lymph system a helping hand in clearing out the toxins from your body. 

What is the Lymphatic System? 

  • Commonly referred to as the body’s filter system 
  • it removes dead cells, blood proteins and any other toxins and excretes them from the body through our waste products, mucus, or our skin 
  • Deep breathing is so important because, unlike our blood flow, the lymph system does not have a ‘pump’ to push the lymph fluids around our bodies. Rather, the lymph system requires the muscular movement, which is created by breathing  
  • it also acts as a filter; the lymph system is able to destroy bacteria, viruses and even cancer cells. The lymphatic system also plays a huge role in the effectiveness of our immune system 

Energise with Breath Walking 

It is a principle of walking and breathing in a pattern that stimulates the lymph system and energises the body. 

Here’s how to do it: 

  • Walk with strong, purposeful strides and a steady rhythm at a pace that won’t make you out of breath • sync your breathing with every step and ensure you breathe in your stomach as opposed to your chest. To check place one hand on your stomach and one on your chest and notice which one rises. Aim to only make the hand on the stomach rise 
  • The rhythm of breathing is 4 – 4, so take four short breaths in, one after another, followed by four short breaths out – in time to your steps. 

So IN-IN-IN-IN and OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT.  

The breaths in should be through the nose, and the breaths out through the mouth.

Give it a try and let us know if it works for you!

Article by: Tia Vasiljevic 

Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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