Oxycise: The New Exercise?

I was recently in Powell’s book store to purchase a book called "Foundation," which is a great book that I will profile it next. While I was there, I saw this book in the used section and bought it. What intrigued me about it is it's methods of oxygen use. I have been doing oxygen therapy based on the book “Flood Your Body with Oxygen” and it has been beneficial so far. 

Why is this important to me?
I realize there are people out there that hate working out. If this is you, this might be a good alternative. Deep Breathing is beneficial on so many levels for relaxation, meditation and stress relief. Deep breathing magnifies the power of oxygen in the body, including the blood and lymph systems. 

Jill Johnson's "Oxycise" is a book that promotes losing weight through isometric flexing and deep breathing.  


Below, I will answer three essentials: What? Why? How?

1. What is it? Oxycise is a 15 minute routine combining deep breathing and different flexing poses to help you lose weight and tone.

2. Why is it important? There are two things I picked up in this book that hit me right in the face. One, fat is excreted from the body via CO2. I'm sure the doctors in the audience would say that this is obvious but I never thought about it. Also, when you flex, you increase the blood supply there and increase the need for oxygen. So my second point is actually a question- can you spot reduce fat on your body? I have seen several articles saying this is not possible, which very well may be the case. But if we look at simply logic, this routine may help you spot reduce because you are increasing the blood supply say to an area you want to ton and through deep breathing you are exhaling fat through CO2. For those of you that want to spot reduce or get rid of cellulite then this may be something to try. 

3. How does it work? Jill goes through different exercises in the book that are very low impact and perfect for those of you that hate exercising or going to the gym. To see some examples, simply search YouTube or Google for Oxycise and you will be able to follow the routines. 

Oxycise may be something you want to try. I have not tried these specific methods, but I can tell you that I do deep breathing in my daily commute as well as during stretching. The effects are outstanding. I have done the Combat abs routine by Matt Fury which incorporates focused deep breathing to help ignite fat loss and this DOES WORK. 

I hope you have found this short video summary useful. The key to any new idea is to work it into your daily routine until it becomes habit. Habits form in as little as 21 days. One thing you can take away from this book is daily deep breathing. I implore you to do a deep breathing routine each day. The simplest way to do it is when you are driving to work. Try this routine – breath in to a count of 10 (from you belly not your chest), hold your breath for a count of 10 and exhale slowly for a count of 10 and picture your belly button touching your spin as you exhale. Do this ten times for 30 days and you will feel light years better.

Hope you all had a happy 4th! Enjoy the weekend.

-Joe