Friday, January 16, 2015

The Mental Game

Take a deep breath.  Wait.  breathe through your nose,  Hold it until you feel the beginning of your body wanting to release the air.  Exhale through your mouth.

"It is how you breathe during your daily life that determines how you breathe during physical exercise. If our breathing is off during rest, it would be unreasonable for it to automatically correct itself during physical exercise.  The seemingly innocuous tendencies of breathing through the mouth during the day, having noticeable breathing from the upper chest or holding the breath during sleep not only dictates your breathlessness during training but often limits your capacity to go faster and further."  Patrick Mckeown of the Buteyko Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.

" Nose breathing imposes approximately 50 percent more resistance to the air stream in normal  individuals than does mouth breathing, resulting in 10-20 percent more O2 uptake. (Cottle, 1972:Rohrer, 1915)  There must be adequate nasal resistance to maintain adequate elasticity of the lungs. (Cottle 1980)  

Faster and father.  This means you are feeling good, rested and the shape you are in at the moment. Wait a minute, you say.  Weren't we discussing the mental game?  You bet we were!  You get 80% better oxygen needs into your lungs than by breathing through your mouth.  When breathing correctly one supplies the fuel for the brain and the opportunity to be mentally sharper, think quicker, be resilient to immediate unpredictable happenings and long term strategic planning.

Take a deep breath.  How many times have you heard someone say that phrase?  Magic Nutrition and MagicMind - - are produced to improve one's lifestyle.  Placing your body and mind into shape will help you overcome the daily obstacles in life and improve your overall "Lifestyle."  The Human Performance Resource Center has published 10 great tips for the mental game peak performance:

Check back next week for another article on behalf of by Mark Andrew Zwartynski.

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