Factors of Lifestyle in Sport and for Life Performance
These lifestyle factors in
sport and fitness are individual and changing each decade. For
most people, these factors also change throughout one's life.
For most athletes, the most destructive single easy-to-correct
lifestyle factor is supine sleep
(or sleeping on one's back). You can check that supine sleep
drastically worsens sport performance and causes exacerbation of numerous
health problems using a simple DIY body-oxygen test.
For results of 26 medical studies which found that supine sleep is the
worst position to sleep, click here:
Best sleep positions.
The next most damaging lifestyle risk factor in sport is mouth breathing
(during sleep, daytime and even physical exercise, if a person has low body
oxygen levels, is unfit or suffers from chronic diseases).
Here are some common factors of lifestyle in sport performance
and physical health.
Healthy factors of lifestyle in sport
- Physical exercise with nasal
breathing only. It is hard to execute, especially for the unfit, but it mimics
high altitude (not as good as the Training Mask though).
For a detailed analysis of the end drastically increases body-oxygen content)
- Going to bed for sleep, only when really sleepy, and getting out
of the bed after waking up in the morning; sleeping on hard beds
- Good posture (straight spine 24/7)
- Relaxation and meditation exercises
- Learning slow and small diaphragmatic breathing for maximum oxygenation of the
arterial blood 24/7
- Eating, only when really hungry, and stopping in time
- Forgiveness, acceptance, and silent prayer; peace-making,
cooperation, calmness, composure, self-discipline, perseverance,
commitment, and responsibility - Raw vegetarian diet (only if very well chewed)
- Moderation in pleasures
- Cold shower (with certain rules), barefoot walking,
- Those breathing techniques that increase body oxygenation: Amazing DIY breathing device, Buteyko method, Frolov breathing
device, Strelnikova paradoxical breathing gymnastic, correctly done Pranayama
(e.g., very slowly), and so forth.
For a practical system of breathing retraining, visit the
Lifestyle risk factors in sport
- Sleeping on one’s back
- Lack of physical exercise
- Focal infections (cavities in teeth, dead tonsils, root canals or
dead teeth, athletes’ feet, and intestinal parasites or worms) and
- Mouth breathing (including sleep and physical exercise, unless you
are super fit)
- Abnormal gut flora (manifested in the “soiling” effect or the
need to use toilet paper)
- Psychological stress, anger, revenge, greed, envy, jealousy,
laziness, and strong emotions
- Overeating (especially of animal proteins)
- Talkativeness and deep breathing exercises (except very slow ones, e.g.,
with 1-2 breaths/min so as to get more CO2 and O2 in tissues)
- Sighing, coughing, sneezing and yawning with large air movements
or open mouth
- A lack of essential nutrients and junk foods
- Toxins and pollution (in water, food and air, due to radiation,
infections, and medical drugs); allergens; dusty environment
- Excesses and addictions (smoking, street drugs, gambling, too much
alcohol, caffeine, sex, etc.)
Obviously, many other lifestyle factors can also influence sport performance and
general health. Most of them are analyzed on pages of this site.