A simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body's oxygen use, increasing your health, weight loss, and sports performance--whether you're a recovering couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Dr.Read more...
A simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body's oxygen use, increasing your health, weight loss, and sports performance--whether you're a recovering couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Achieve more with less effort: The secret to weight loss, fitness, and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of your body--how you breathe. One of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is a rarely identified problem: chronic over-breathing. We often take many more breaths than we need--without realizing it--contributing to poor health and fitness, including a host of disorders, from anxiety and asthma to insomnia and heart problems.
In The Oxygen Advantage, the man who has trained over 5,000 people--including Olympic and professional athletes--in reduced breathing exercises now shares his scientifically validated techniques to help you breathe more efficiently. Patrick McKeown teaches you the fundamental relationship between oxygen and the body, then gets you started with a Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) to determine how efficiently your body uses oxygen. He then shows you how to increase your BOLT score by using light breathing exercises and learning how to simulate high altitude training, a technique used by Navy SEALs and professional athletes to help increase endurance, weight loss, and vital red blood cells to dramatically improve cardio-fitness.
Following his program, even the most out-of-shape person (including those with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma) can climb stairs, run for a bus, or play soccer without gasping for air, and everyone can achieve:
- Easy weight loss and weight maintenance
- Improved sleep and energy
- Increased concentration
- Reduced breathlessness during exercise
- Heightened athletic performance
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Elimination of asthmatic symptoms, and more.
With The Oxygen Advantage, you can look better, feel better, and do more--it's as easy as breathing.
- ISBN-13: 9780062349453
- ISBN-10: 0062349457
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: September 2015
- Page Count: 368
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-03
- Reviewer: Staff
McKeown introduces readers to the “Oxygen Advantage,” an innovative but complex breathing technique that purportedly improves overall health, increases athletic performance, promotes rapid weight loss, and alleviates asthma. McKeown developed the program after training with a renowned Russian physician with experience in the Soviet space program; over the past 13 years he has successfully trained over 5000 people to stop “chronic overbreathing.” McKeown explains how to use the body oxygen level test to assess breathing levels, then covers exercises and programs that include high-altitude training simulations. Some of the practices may strike readers as potentially unsafe, since they promote oxygen-deprived states, but McKeown is adamant that his life “was transformed completely by three simple (meditative) techniques.” Success stories feature Olympic athletes, the formerly obese, and a patient who, like McKeown, alleviated chronic asthma. The book features a helpful “Quick Reference Summary,” custom breathing exercises, and simple fill-in-the-blank progress charts. McKeown’s confident attitude should help his book appeal to a wide audience. Agent: Doug Abrams, Idea Architects. (Sept.)