This weight loss HABIT HACK is readily available to us all and it requires no calorie counting and no heavy sweating. No big spending and no sense of deprivation.
What you need is air - fresh air preferably and conscious breathing practices!
How does it work? Well it turns out the worst trigger for weight gain is linked to...
To get this in check - take a few minutes - a few times every day for slow, steady inhaling and exhaling counting slowly on your inhale to 5 or 6, pausing before exhaling for another slow count of 5 or 6. Repeat this for four to five rounds and aim to practice it at least twice a day such as in the morning before you get out of bed and again in the evening before you turn off the light to sleep.
The bonus benefit of an evening practice will enable a better sleep and this also enables better coping skills and stress management. Pair this foundational breathing practice with a walk in nature after a meal and reap even more rewards.
Your consistent 'self-care' practices are your best bet for disease prevention and health promotion including weight loss. The best way to know if it really works is to give it a try.
How about it today? Right now - don't wait. Pause for some slow, steady breath streaming and notice how it calms your nervous system. Your body will love you for it!
In the aim of 'whole-self, lifestyle - life long optimal health - Teri Gentes
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