The title sounds too good to be true. However, it is. You can learn a recently discovered method to lose weight that requires no exercise, diet, pills or cost in about 5 minutes. The difficult part is to have the discipline to practice for one minute before every meal.
This method is a form of Qigong (pronounced chee kung), a Chinese therapy thousands of years old. It consists of mental as well as physical maneuvering which simultaneously adjust body posture, breathing, and the mind. Other Qigong methods can prevent disease, increase longevity, help retain your ability to work and treat diseases. They are also easy to learn.
Qigong for health is not strenuous, requires little coordination or flexibility and can be done lying, sitting or standing. It can be practiced anywhere, at any time, and requires no special clothing or equipment. Thus, it is ideal for seniors and the physically challenged. Qigong is easier to learn and practice than Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates or Zomba.
Dr. Oz, a heart surgeon and the star of the TV show “The Doctor Oz Show” stated, “If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong.” Dr. Oz was not just making wild speculations. Recent research has found a way to predict and increase your life span. Tips of chromosomes are called telomeres. These protective caps, made of repetitive chunks of DNA, keep the rest of the gene-laden chromosomes from disastrously unraveling. Telomeres length has been linked to life span. Longer telomeres have been associated with longer lives and vice versa. A cell’s telomeres shorten a bit each time that the cell divides. Telomeres length is decreased by stress and can be increased by reducing stress! Qigong not only reduces stress has been shown to help about 200 diseases.
Conferences on the scientific study of Qigong have been held in the U.S. and China. Qigong has been shown to improve respiration, induce the relaxation response, cause favorable changes in blood chemistry, and produce changes in EEG indicating improved mental states. Clinical trials have shown the efficacy of Qigong in reducing stress, delaying aging effects, prolonging life, preventing illness and curing many chronic diseases including paralysis and cancer.
One scientific survey of aged practitioners revealed that they were in good health and appeared younger than a second group of non-practitioners. Their average blood pressure was normal and 93% had normal hearing and good memories. The non-practicing elders had a higher average blood pressure, 25% had hypertension, 50% had vision problems, 76% had hearing problems and 35% had lost their ability to work. After doing Qigong for 5 months, 52% of them could work & made significant physiological improvements.
Some scientific articles showing the physical and mental benefits of Qigong appear at
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