According to The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, deep breathing can stimulate the production of insulin, in turn lowering blood-sugar levels. Over time, it can even eliminate excess cortisol, a stress hormone, and harmful free radicals. A study conducted had people practice diaphragmatic breathing for 40 minutes after wolfing down a high-cal, high-carb meal. The participants were able to offset various energy-zapping effects of overeating, including eventual diabetes risk. So remember to breath when you eat!
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~by Kimberly Olson