Today’s guest believes that by simply enhancing the quality of your breathing, you can improve your health, performance, and happiness. Dr. David Deppeler incorporates the simple, scientifically proven breathing technique detailed in the best-selling book The Oxygen Advantage in his roles as an advanced Oxygen Advantage instructor, master swimmer, physical therapist, and the founder of Breathe Your Truth. His qualifications include a physical therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in science and physical therapy from Andrews University. Tuning in you’ll learn how people are breathing differently now from how they did 50 years ago and you’ll discover shocking statistics about the percentage of people that have a breathing dysfunction. From how to do belly breathing differently to why you should maintain nose-breathing as much as possible, in this episode, David breaks down a number of practical key tips on what you can do to improve your breathing. He also explains how these exercises will benefit you mechanically, chemically, and psychologically. Whether you are swimming for fitness, competition, or you just wanna be healthier or happier, you're going to want to stick around to hear this interview!
Key Points From This Episode:
- An introduction to Dr. David Deppeler, his career, and his book The Oxygen Advantage.
- An introduction to David’s simple, scientifically proven, breathing technique.
- How people are breathing differently now from how they did 50 years ago.
- Shocking statistics about the percentage of people that have a breathing dysfunction.
- The signs and symptoms that you are an “over-breather”.
- How the science of this is starting to become mainstream.
- Tips on what you can do to improve your breathing, starting with how to do belly breathing correctly.
- Tip number two: maintain nose-breathing and avoid mouth-breathing as much as possible.
- How to work up to nose-breathing during exercise.
- The three dimensions of benefit that you derive from nose-breathing: mechanical, chemical, and psychological.
- How we can leverage the psychological effects of breathing for our benefit.
- Tip three: how to lower your breathing and an exercise to help you slow and savor the first part of the exhale.
- Why you should consider taping your mouth shut when you sleep.
- Tips on how to tape your mouth shut when you sleep and what types of tape to use.
- What self-terrorism is and a tough breathing routine that David challenges you to try.
- Where you can find tests that you can do on your own to determine the quality of your breathing.
- David’s closing words on the importance of the psychological part of this breathing technique and how to approach this.
- Kelly and Maria’s takeaways from this conversation.
The Oxygen Advantage
Breathe Your Truth
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