"Due to hundreds of studies from around the world, the biggest mistake of the 1980s is finally over and done with. Jumping around for 45 minutes to an hour won't boost your lung capacity, it won't strengthen your heart --- it won't even help you lose the weight.
Even worse, aerobic training --- the kind most doctors and even the federal government tout as the path to good health --- can actually wreck your body. Do enough, and aerobics will make you sick, tired, and old before your time.
I can't tell you how many times my patients have come to me thinking that aerobics and long-duration "cardio" is the best and only way to improve their heart and lungs. NOTHING could be further from the truth!
Yes, without noting one single study, doctors, the media, and the government tell us over and over that exercise and weight loss are the keys to good health, and cardio-aerobics are the types of exercises you should do. This kind of 'logic' causes 'shrinkage,' such as smaller muscles, a smaller heart, and smaller lungs. What's worse, it wipes out your heart and lung's reserve capacity. Without reserve capacity, you are much more likely to drop dead from a heart attack or pneumonia when faced with stress." (Albert Sears, M.D.)
Have you not noticed how many people have dropped dead or had heart attacks while cardio-aerobic excercising? Jim Fitz, the original runner, is a great example. Many others have had heart attacks, strokes, or have died will on a tread-mill or just after jogging or speed-walking.
So, what to do?
The answer is simple and easy; it merely takes a little discipline, and it's not hard: deep breathing exercises. You can do them anywhere and it takes only a few minutes a day.
Start with 25 twice a day, one set in the morning and one in the evening. Build up to four sets daily ---more if you wish. They will cleanse your pulmonary system and strengthen it and they'll help your heart pump oxygen throughout the body. There is no better exercise for the amount of time and effort you have to put in it. And even better, unless you're the type of person that must spend money before you start to do a thing, you have absolutely no expense!
First, breath deeply in through the nostrils and hold for a few seconds, then ease the air out through the mouth. Do half this way and half in which you breathe in through the mouth and out through the nose.
Test this for yourself and see that after a couple of weeks of 100 a day that you don't have more lung capacity than you've ever had. That you don't feel better than you have in years.
But if you must do other types of exercise, forget about tread-milling and walking and jogging. These are the worst forms of exercise.
As far as physical exercise goes, light weight-lifting is excellent for you and it's needed if you have small bones and muscles. Weight-lifting stores oxygen in your muscles that you can use when you need it. You'll be healthier and stronger. Weight-lifting also builds bone as you build muscle. But many people don't have the time or the will to carry out this type of exercise.
If you don't have the time or will to lift light weights, then there is another way to build muscle.
You can build muscle by staying on a high-protein, good-fat, low-carb diet. This means that, after you get to your desired weight, you eat no more than one starch per day. No processed sugars; that means deserts are out. And at night before you go to bed you eat a small amount of protein; this will allow you to build muscle at night while your body repairs itself from the days' stresses.
While you're working to get your weight where you desire it, stay off the sugary carbs completely. Rather, eat lots of greens and good vegetables (no fruits) and make sure you eat a small portion of protein every four hours. This means nuts or a small amount of meat. Eating small, regular meals is key to building muscle; this is the same diet Arnold Schwarzenegger used to win Mr. Universe, and he still stays in a modified form of that diet today. He eats lots of small meals and ducks starces and sugars.
Within a few days you'll feel as though your mucles are popping out. You'll feel and be stronger and you'll be healthier.
So put the deep-breathing exercises high on your prioity list!
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