Patrick McKeown: The Oxygen Advantage
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In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick McKeown has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well-being, and fitness.
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His book ‘The Oxygen Advantage’ is based on four years of scientific research and tailors breathing exercises for anyone seeking to improve their fitness and sports performance. ‘The Oxygen Advantage can revolutionize how we train by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude training through specific breath-holding exercises as devised by Patrick.
The book focuses on the benefits of proper breathing techniques for overall health and wellness. The author argues that many people have developed poor breathing habits, which can lead to various health problems, including asthma, sleep apnea, and anxiety. The book provides exercises and techniques to help improve breathing and increase oxygen levels in the body, which can lead to improved physical and mental performance and better overall health.
Patrick introduces us to the idea of using your breath
Breathe consciously (2m37)
Patrick and how to practice moments of stress to stimulate focus
Brian from Optimize and Patrick’s advice on chronic over-breathing
Don’t breathe too much (1m55)
Brian from Optimize and Patrick’s use of tape…
Hack your breathing whilst you sleep (2m01)
Patrick and practicing good breathwork to decrease stress and build resilience
The cadence of good breathing (2m59)
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