February 26, 2021
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
How To Train Your Breath “On Steroids” During A Walk
In my book Boundless, I describe several different variations of breath-hold and breathwork training that can be performed during a walk, often in a way that not only increases carbon dioxide tolerance (a potent tactic for longevity enhancement and blood/tissue oxygenation) but also nearly places you into something like a deep meditative state during your walk. Combined with the cerebrospinal fluid, movement of the rotation that occurs while walking, along with the lymph flow, fresh air, nitric oxide from nasal breathing (which you should be doing!), and many other benefits of a simple stroll, there's a veritable host of reasons that walking is a staple in my daily protocol.
Recently, I've been combining two cool “tools” to enhance all of the above during my walk 1) a Relaxator, developed by my previous podcast guest Anders Olsson, a device that trains your inspiratory/expiratory muscles while simultaneously teaching you to nasal breath; 2) a “Breath Belt” that “massages” and softens the psoas and hip flexors muscles while simultaneously training you to breathe diaphragmatically and activate your glutes.
The protocol is quite simple: Strap on the Breath Belt as tight as comfortably possible, put the Relaxator in your mouth, and head out on your walk engaged in nasal breathing for the entire walk. Try it for your next walk (I suggest 20-45 minutes of brisk strolling) and you'll notice a huge difference both physiologically and biochemically.
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