How breathing exercise helps maintain your weight and loose extra kilos?

If you are obese, or obese with diabetic, or cannot move properly may be because of your joint issue, or if you are a kidney patient who is having weakness, then you might think that losing weight is next to impossible for you. But, here is the fact that it is possible, with some intense breathing exercise along with diet and lifestyle modification. Here is the scientific explanation that how this can happen.

We need to understand that the weight loss or gain is not only related to proportion of calorie we take or calorie we burn in physical exercise, there are so many other factors involved in this weight business like our hypothalamic body weght set point , our basal metabolic rate ,our staes of inflammation ,gut microbioata and endocrine disorders. Indeed the hypothalamic controll is extremely important to maintaing the weight at certain range. You might have obseved there are lots of obese people who are extremely active physically, eat very less but their body weight is always remains higher side. Simillarly there are large numbers of lazy sedentary peolple with having binge eating behavior and unknowingly maintainins very lean and thin physic. These indicates that beyond dietary control and physical exercise there are other factors too in maintaining body weight in certain range. Diet and physiscal Exercise is definitely important but apart from physiscal exercise along with diet there are others means too for achieving optimum body weight. Breathing exercise is one of those means which works on multiple angle and facilitate the physiology of weight loss and extremely helpful in relation to weight loss specialy in persons who are incapable of doing vigorous physical exercise. Nevertheless In renal failure patients , obese diabetic pts there are immense benifits of breathing exercise on and above weight loss ans hence it is must . lets jump to the basic physiology

Energy in our physiologic system is supplied by a substrate called ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate). The food we eat ultiately converts to ATP which body identidies as energy source. In different metabolic activities the energy body utilises is the same ATP. ATP can be considered as currency through which Energy is exchanged. If excess ATP is produced in relation to energy expenditure that gets converted in fat / adipose tissue as storage form leading to obesity or weight gain, reverse happens when ATP production is less than utilisation. There are 3 energy systems which provides ATP, they are:

  • Phosphagen energy system (very limited ATP production, for 5-15 sec).
  • Anaerobic system i.e. without the help of oxygen (Limited ATP production, for 1-3 minutes).
  • Aerobic system i.e. with the help of oxygen (Unlimited ATP production).

While anaerobic system can only utilize glucose to provide energy, aerobic system can utilize all 3 macromolecules i.e. carbohydrate, fat and rarely protein as protein’s main function is not energy production. So only aerobic system can target both the stored fat and carbs. It is quite evident that here oxygen is the main key which is playing the role to utilize the macromolecules for energy production.

The more highly trained the aerobic system, which is generally possible by breathing exercises, the more a person has the ability to exercise and lose extra kilos. There are numbers of catabolic pranayams which increases the bodys basal metabolic rates. There are pranayam s and some breathing exercise proven to increase the muscle metabolism of glucose and there by reduces visceral adiposity which is extremely common in diabetics. Few breathing exercises specially designed to address the abdomibal abesity and proven to improve gut microbiota there by indirectly helps in achieving body weight target. Continuous practice of breating exercise by Increasing the number and size of mitochondria enables the cells to greatly increase the speed with which it makes ATP, in turn increasing the energy metabolism and utilizing the stored carbohydrates and fats. Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London have found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy by reducing oxidative stress. Those who exercise regularly have deffered the ageing process; have immunity at a good level, preserves their muscle mass and maintain cholesterol levels of a young person… some studies have showed.

It is important to rest in between any exercise and breathe properly

If an activity is so intense and burns ATP so quickly that the 3 energy system cannot supply ATP fast enough to prevent ATP depletion (from ATP pool inside the cell), fatigue ensues. This could be reason for quick Fatigue which is commonly seen in patients who are being initiated to physical cardiovascular exercise. These leads to poor exercise tolerance and poor adherence to exercise regimen. On the contrary preparing some one with breating exercise causes a different conditioning of ATP production system , increased tolerance in the physical activity, resulting in a lower fatigue, thereby giving the energy system a chance to begin replenishing the level of ATP. There are researches showing role of breating exercise in rebooting hypothalamic body weight set point , improving endocine disorders, reducing insulin resistance and optimising leptin ghrelin balance thereby changing the eating pattern. So now you all know the scientific facts behind breathing exercise and how it can help you maintain your weight at optimum level and improve quality of life….so without wasting a day start doing this regimen regularly and have a great life.

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Published by Dr.Pratim Sengupta

Dr. Pratim Sengupta thinks of himself as conscious, living, soulful being with an inner urge to break the inertia of life. He feels that life is nothing but a material expression of the Supreme Almighty Consciousness. His conscious existence empowered him to see, to hear, to talk, to interact, to feel, to dream, to ask questions, and to seek solutions to every problem. In the flow of life, as he grew up, he understood that knowledge of life is the only way to understand the scientific basis of conscious existence. Hence Dr. Sengupta felt the urge to study the science of life – i.e. Medicine. After he completed his higher secondary education from the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira in Belurmath, he joined the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) course at RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata. The professional packaging of knowledge in terms of a time-bound, goal-oriented syllabus frustrated him a bit, but nevertheless ignited the urge within him to study further. He thus went on to his post-graduation (MD) in Medicine from IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata. During his MD training, he got a glimpse of the vastness of knowledge, and the quest to learn precisely the facts of life narrowed down his area of interest to the functioning of the kidneys and the specialisation of Nephrology – a discipline that is complex, yet relatively new and still evolving in terms of complete understanding of renal physiology and pathology. So, Dr. Sengupta decided to study and train for the DM (Doctorate of Medicine) degree in Nephrology. Right from the start of his career, Dr. Sengupta was passionate about Research. During the MD programme he worked on Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy, Autonomic Neuropathy of Lupus, and Insulin resistance in Diabetics. All these research studies were published in national journals. During his postdoctoral study in Nephrology, he worked on Hemodialysis efficiency, and suggested an angular placement of the Dialyser in order to increase efficiency. This innovative concept was accepted for presentation at the World Congress of Nephrology, Milan, in 2009, and also published in Hemodialysis International. Dr. Sengupta also worked on Plasmapheresis – a blood filtering technique by which toxic and pathogenic immunoglobulins can be removed from the body. He studied the role of Prethymectomy Plasmapheresis in Myasthenia Gravis patients, and his findings were published in the journal Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. The patient-empowered nutritional model for nutritional care of kidney patients is another interesting and innovative area in which Dr. Sengupta has worked for quite a long time. Dr.Pratim Sengupta won the Bharat Jyoti award for his excellency in the field of medicine. He is also the president of our non-governmental organization, The Kidney Care Society. His tireless contribution to provide quality living for his patients is worth mentioning. He introduced Mukti, blending ancient Indian yoga with modern medicine for well being of every patient. He has also introduced an unique online course "Art of Living with diabetes" which is a complete solution to diabetes management. He has authored many books, blogs, for the patients. Searching and researching for solutions to problems in the field of Nephrology remains the passion and dream of Dr. Pratim Sengupta, and he intends to persist on this journey as long as he is conscious. Meanwhile, even as he pursues his dreams, Dr. Sengupta diligently puts into practice all he has learned about Nephrology over the years, at the Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata and ILS hospital,Dumdum where he is available for his patient

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