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The Number 1 Habit you want to break for life success.

We do it all the time, many times throughout the day. I do it too, but when I catch myself doing it, I take control, sit back, and watch the magic happen.

What’s this nasty habit that I’m talking about that you and I do many times through the day and it’s potentially costing us lots of money?

Holding our breath!!! FYI: The word “inspire”, coming from the latin “inspirare”, means to breath in. The ancient greeks new the connection between breathing and opitmal function! They didn’t know about soap though:(

It’s natural for us to do that:

  • You see a pretty sunset and you automatically hold your breath in an attempt to capture it forever in the picture gallery in your mind.
  • You see an accident about to happen and you automatically tense up and hold your breath in an effort to stop it from a distance. You tense when you’re about to get tackled.
  • You have a a series of events that you allow to effect your energy and your breathing slows almost to stop.
  • Your favorite television character drops a bombshell on the audience ( but, like, we already KNEW that you did that, dude….:)

 

Holding our breath isn’t so bad; it’s keeping it held that’s the problem, and here’s why:

  1. Your blood pressure increases. This is not good if you’re someone that has blood pressure on the high side.
  2. Carbon dioxide builds up in your bloodstream.
  3. Your cognitive abilities decrease. Your brain uses alot of the oxygen you breathe in. Hint, Hint…
  4. Your visual capabilties decrease.

Let me clarify something: Breath holding is a natural part of life, it’s a natural physiological function given to us by God/ Evolution/whatever. If you didn’t hold your breath, you’d die horribly everytime you tried to swim underwater:(

If you didn’t hold your breath when you attempted to lift heavy objects, you wouldn’t build up the necessary Intra Abdominal Pressure to protect you spine and you’d be ehaded to snap city asap, rocky:)

If you’re an athlete and you didn’t hold your breath for a split second before you exploded from the starting line, you wouldn’t have enough tension to barrel forward and blast past your competition.

There are incidences on record where small children have fallen through ice into deathly cold water and were found alive hours later, because a awesome reflex built into our body called the Mammalian Dive Reflex( MDR). This reflex is activated when put our faces in cold water. In addition, our blood pressure drops dramatically in an effort to help us utitlize 100% of the inhaled air in our bodies for as long as possible. The name of the game is survival.

Let’s forget all the cool stuff about breath holding. You want to know how it’s keeping you from making more money this year and here’s how:

When you hold your breath, your mind stops.

More specifically, your thinking stops. You essentially freeze mentally.  Moreover, the breath and the body are inextricably linked: what you do with your breath affects your body.

When you slow your breathing waaaaaayyyyy down consciously, you automatically relax and activate your Relaxation Response. In this state, your thinking ability is enhanced, your body is relaxed, time slows down, blood pressure decreases, etc.

If you can’t think, you can’t create amazing solutions to all of life’s little problems. let go and let your breath flow. This isn’t to say that you should hyperventilate and make your pass out ( don’t do that; I ain’t responsible:). Instead, the next time you find yourself holding your breath:

  1. Pretend that you’re a rag doll, right where you are right now. Let your arms and legs relax as much as possible.
  2. Take control of your breathing and inhale for 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds. These numbers are arbitrary; you may have different lung capacity than Jimmy or Nicole. Vary the inhale and exhale until you find a rhythm that works for you.
  3.  If you can close your eyes, even better. Closing your eyes causes your body to automatically shift into relaxation mode.
  4. Mentally rehearse contexts in which you can really benefit from breathing deeply and rhtymically.
  5.  Don’t use force to adhere to particular time frame; listen to your body and stop when you feel the time is right. More is not always better.

 

I was notorious for holding my breath unnecessarily holding my breath. The trick that helped me make it automatic was to ask myself 2x an hour:

“Am I breathing right now?”

Start to take control of your breath ( are you breathing right now?) and you’ll see that you’ll become more centered in your daily life: Things don’t pull you unnecessarily, you pull them because you’re centered and ready for them.

If you want to learn more ways to harness the power of your vital breath for more vitality, endurance, and increased thinking ability, check out my new book, Master Keys To Health And Vitality right now.

Peace and love,

Amir Campbell

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The top 4 supplements you need for unlimited vitality.

Everyone wishes they had a secret formula that would help them escape the cold, icy hands of Lady Age and Sir Old.

What if I told you that you kinda do? Would you believe mebif I told you that everyone has their own ” Eternal Youth” sequence which can be activated when you take certain actions on a daily basis?

No two people are alike, and therefore what will enhance your vitality and youthfulness won’t necessarily work for your mom or her sister.

It sounds simplistic, but when you address the factors of aging, you effectively decrease wear and tear on your body AND you enhance your body’s output of Youth Growing Hormones.

The main reasons that we age prematurely rapidly are:

1) Stress – did you know that 90% of illnesses are all caused by stress? When we get stressed out, the buildup of stress hormones can wreak havoc on our internal organs and consequently, manifest as health issues.

2) Over working ourselves – this is a side effect of not working from our higher values. Any work done from a perspective other than that sets us up for wasted effort. Wasted effort means that we have to waste more vital force eliminating what we don’t want and fixing things. It’s a vicious cycle that robs us of our vital force and speeds us to wrinkles-ville.

3) Eating too much processes sugar – I don’t think I need to explain why, but high intakes of process sugar not only increase our cancer risks, but also increase our fat storage capabilities.

4) Decreased GH output – as we age and particularly after the age of 35, our growth hormone output drops each decade. The result: fat storage increases, muscle breakdown increases, skin gets wrinkly, energy levels decrease.

When you combine all of the previously mentioned aspects, you can easily see how life can be a downhill battle * if you LET it*. Here are 4 powerful supplements that will help you reverse the aging process and grow YOUNGER day by day:

1) Growth hormone precursors – these substances are amino acids that help to amplify your own body’s output of GH. This especially crucial in people over the age of 35 for aforementioned reasons.

The best product on the market that I’ve seen so far is Inner Power. This supplement was created by two doctors that basically wanted to eat anything they wanted for the rest of their lives and still build muscle. They created and use this product to achieve that goal.

In addition to using GH precursors, you can do several things to enhance your own output of GH at any age:

A) Eat plenty of complex carbohydrates and avoid processed sugars. GH and insulin are antagonistic, meaning that when insulin abounds, GH turns around. This sets you up for fat storing AND vitality depletion.

B) Get plenty of sleep. Make it a priority in your life. Deep sleep helps to promote the release of growth hormone.

C) Eat plenty of lean protein.

2. Control your stress response – by controlling your body’s response to stress, you can control your release of stress hormones, which means you control the wear and tear it does to your body:

A) Hold your forehead neurovasculars – take you fingerpads and gently hold your “oh my god” points as you think about or physically find yourself in a stressful situation. This simple act relax your entire body and bring blood back up into your forebrain so that you can think logically about your stress and come up with positive solutions. Hold these points until-you feel a even pulse underneath your fingerpads. As you hold those points, breath in through your nose and out through your mouth.

B) Use Ginseng – ginseng is an adaptogen, meaning that it helps your body adapt to any stressful situation you may find yourself in. Less stress means more energy and more muscle is maintained.

3) Vitamin C – this powerful vitamin is essential to keeping your skin wrinkle free, your joints strong and healthy, and your blood vessels young and supple. A daily dose of a good supplement will help you fight stress, increase your energy levels and stay flexible for the rest of your life.

In addition to vitamin c, make sure you get at least 30 minutes of daily physical play to enhance your blood flow and GH growth hormone output.

4) Increase your efficiency – by increasing your efficiency, you decrease unnecessary wear and tear on not only your body, but your mind as well.

Here are a few tips to help you increase your efficiency to get more work done than you ever thought possible:

1) Take advantage of your High Vitality Times (HVT) and accomplish your most annoying tasks when your vitality is the highest. By taking advantage of your body’s natural high energy peaks, you will easily and quickly accomplish those tasks.

2) Group your tasks together by function: if you have tons of correspondence to do, do all of your correspondence at the same time. Make all your phone calls at once, send all your emails at once, etc.

3) Prioritize your action list – Ask yourself , ” what absolutely must get done today?” By asking yourself this powerful question, you automatically focus on your needs.  By focusing on your needs.

4) Practice centering yourself –  By starting your day with a clear mental atmosphere, you innoculate yourself from boredom, distractions, and you maintain your focus to power through the day. The best time to center yourself is when you’ve just woken up; you’ll be taking advantage of your body’s natural relaxed state. By “hooking” onto your (hopefully) relaxed and refreshed state, you’ll build a powerful relaxed state that you can access anywhere.

To center yourself before you start your day, relax your body by imagining your arms and limbs are limp as dishrags. As you laying/sitting there, inhale softly through through your nose and exhale softly through your mouth. Just be and breath.

You only need to stay in that state for a few minutes; whatever time you have available is fine. The most important point is to practice.

With consistent practice, you will automatically access your centered state just by consciously focusing on your breath.

5) Grab your very own copy of my book, Master keys to Health Vitality. When you apply all of the powerful tools in this compendium, you will increase your vitality, your physical fitness, and your income, become a powerhouse in your world and the world abroad.

By patching these techniques and supplements into your life, you’ll effortlessly burn fat, experience unlimited energy, increase your cognitive function, and achieve success in anything you want.

Best wishes,

Amir Campbell

Are you treating exercise “like a multi-vitamin”?

 

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You’re wondering what I mean by the above question, and here’s what I mean:

Are you one of those people who go to the gym and spend an hour or so lifting weights and running on the ( insert machine name here)?

Most people take the “one shot, one kill” approach to exercise and fitness, meaning that they prefer to get all of their exercising and fitness-ing over and done in a given timeframe, namely an hour.

In my mind, that’s the “vitamin” approach to health and fitness. Like you take all your vitamins at once, so too do most of the population “take” their exercise.

Did you know that you can get into amazing shape in as little as 30 minutes a day? Amazing, right?

Did you know that you can accumulate that 30 minute criteria over the course of the day, meaning that you can break up those 30 minutes into 3 time frames of 10 minutes each?

Awesome!! Is what you’re thinking…

The only criterion that have to met to make sure that you are getting the most from each 10 minute timeframe are:

1) You must work hard enough to induce heavy panting

2) See number 1

That’s it. As I’ve mentioned many time before, intense exercise increases your rate of breathing, which in turn increases your bodys’ fat burning ability. Intense activity induces EPOC, or Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption.

The goal is to work yourself into a heavy pant, 3 times a day, 5 days a week.

Its so easy, but so effective.

Listen carefully, because what you’re about to read will change your life( and wardrobe):

All you need to do to get into better shape is to work yourself up to a heavy pant, 3 times a day, 10 minutes at a go.

You can find anyway you choose to make yourself pant. Take the steps( run up the steps). Make love really hard( read: passionately…) Run around the house until your out of breath. The possibilities are endless.

Ask yourself:” if I could think of five ways to make my 10 minutes of exercise fun, what would I think of?”

No excuses. If you have space and an imagination, then you can get into better shape Right Now.

Now, I’ll warn you up front: when you exercise hard, you’ll breath heavier, and you might take a few moments to recover your normal breathing rate. That’s perfectly normal, and as you continue to work in your 10 min intervals, you’ll find that you return to your normal/baseline breathing rate faster and faster.

Another benefit of this interval training process is that you train your heart to beat stronger. Many people don’t realize this, but having a strong heart will help you survive a heart attack.

Proper cardiovascular training will condition your heart and help you survive a cardiac event.

So get up and make yourself breath hard and heavy and the world will watch you zooming by!!!

Sincerely,

Amir

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