The trend that is coming back to Japan is the Long Breath Diet. Long Breath? Diet? In the same term? How does that work?
Made popular by a popular Japanese actor Miki Ryosuke, this fad claims that by breathing deeply for about 2-5 minutes a day, you are able to lose weight. Some people have stated that they’ve lost as much as 5 kg in one month and more! Initially Miki Ryosuke started with the breathing exercise as a way to ease the back pain that he experienced while walking.
So what is the logic behind this? According to Jil Johnson, creator of the Oxycise weight loss programme, 'Fat is made up of oxygen, carbon and hydrogen, when the oxygen we breathe reaches these fat molecules, it breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water. The blood then picks up the carbon dioxide - a waste product of our bodies - and returns it to the lungs to be exhaled. Therefore the more oxygen our bodies use, the more fat we will burn.'What are the benefits you ask? The Long Breath does not only help improve relaxation, detoxing your lymphatic system, and building rhythm when exercising.
Some of the more popular “student” of Miki Ryosuke include Ninomiya Kazunari of Arashi, Kimiko Mori and LiLico.
What do you think? Will you give it a try?