Struggling to lose weight? The way you BREATHE may be to blame, claims expert who coaches Olympic athletes

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Not breathing correctly may be a key cause of why you are struggling to shed the pounds.

Using your nose – instead of your mouth – is scientifically proven to increase your metabolism and help you lose weight, argues a breathing expert.

Patrick McKeown, who coaches Olympic athletes and NFL players on the secrets of good breathing, explains how inhaling and exhaling through your nose is linked to poor sleep – which is associated with a host of health problems including obesity.

He says making changes to your technique can improve your sleep and therefore reduce stress, help your waistline and even decrease your risk of heart disease and dementia. 

Training ourselves to breath through our noses increases oxygen and improves our sleep, which keeps our hunger-suppressing hormones in balance, he says.

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