Matt and Jay discuss 12 Reasons You Need To Breathe On Purpose. Research-based benefits include: Lower cortisol levels, up to 58% reduction of depression, higher energy levels, improved memory, body detox and weight loss! Plus: One health benefit of smoking, two breathing techniques you can use today, how to improve your pain threshold…and more!
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Episode 45 – Breathe, Man
6:00 – Life is more stressful recently…have you noticed?
8:00 – News right now: “Did you know? Coronavirus has already killed your children. All of them.”
10:30 – Worry is our new national pastime
12:30 – Ways to reduce stress – alcohol probably isn’t one of them
14:30 – Working out at home during coronavirus = Still difficult
16:30 – Super fast destressor: Breathe, man
17:30 – 12 Reasons You Should Breathe, Man / #1 Breathing Lowers Your Stress Level
21:00 – Quick emotional reset: Ask yourself “What’s the WORST thing that could happen in this situation?”
23:30 – Using this time during coronavirus to get better at managing your stress levels
25:30 – #2 Breathing Makes You Calmer / Study: Breathing faster takes you to a higher energy level, breathing slower calms you down
28:30 – #3 Breathing Helps Stop You From Automatically Responding To Difficult Circumstances
WASM Article: Why You Need the Rule of 10
32:00 – #4 Breathing Improves Your Memory / UCLA Study
34:30 – #5 Breathing Lowers Cortisol, Improves Digestion / According to New York Medical College psychiatrist Dr. Patricia Gerbarg
38:30 – #6 Breathing Improves Cardiovascular Health / So says cardiologist Dr. Kimberly Parks
41:00 – #7 “Breathing Increases Energy” according to Patrick McKeown, author of The Breathing Advantage
42:30 – #8 You Lose Weight By Breathing – Up to 200g of carbon per day
TED Talk: How You Lose Weight By Breathing
45:00 – #9 Breathing Lowers Pain and Increases Your Pain Threshold / University of Rosenburg study
46:30 – #10 Breathing Helps To Detox Your System / You breathe out volatile gasses – the more breathing, the better you can detox
50:00 – #11 Breathing Boosts Your Endorphins / Study shows monks get endorphin boosts through meditation and breathing
52:00 – #12 Breathing Increases Oxygen In Your System / O2 can make your body perform up to 16x more efficiently if you breathe, man
54:30 – Diaphragmatic breathing – breathe, man into belly, not your chest
56:30 – Using the “4/7/8 Breath” technique
60:00 – “Square Breathing” technique 5/5/5/5
62:00 – One of the biggest benefits of smoking is actually from the deep breathing
Remember to breathe, man!