The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 22, 2001 · Page 75
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 75

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 22, 2001
Page 75
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ADVERTISEMENT Breathing is Better Than Exercise Lose weight the "Oxycise!" way -- By C.J. Fischer J ill Johnson was chubby as a child, hefty-sized as a teen, veiy plump in her school teacher days and extra fat as a new mom. Being overweight seemed a lifelong curse and when it came to fat jokes, Jill heard them all. "Gelatin butt" and "walking garbage can" are two that come to mind. That all changed 15 years ago as Jill approached 30 weighing in at a gut- busting 200 pounds-and a doctor told her she had the back of a 50-year-old. Unless she lost weight Jill would need surgery and the thought "scared her into action. The former teacher, who'd never found a weight loss program to suit her, created a successful one for herself-a remarkably simple 15-minute- a-day series of deep- breathing exercises that are done while stretching and holding the body in certain positions. She calls it the "Oxycise!" system-and it's being hailed by experts and in newspaper articles as a breath of fresh air in a world of body-jolting exercise routines and diet fads. 'To my amazement, I lost 45 pounds in six months without giving up the foods I loved but by merely increasing my oxygen intake through deep-breathing exercises," said Jill. By age 31, the Colorado native was a slenderiilc 125-poimd, size 6. Today at 44, she's the same size, thanks to her "Oxycise!" routine, which you can learn on your own in this specially priced two-videocassette offer. On one video, Jill teaches you the deep breathing routines and the simple stretching and body-squeezing exercis- I es done in combination with them. The other videocassette takes you ough the same 15-minute daily workout routine that transformed Jill from size 16 to size 6. Lynnda Coyle knows what that means. She lost 36 pounds in two months using Jill's 15 minute-a-day program and "noticed my energy level going up, my lower back strengthening and my outlook on life improved. I will never go back to regular exercise again." In 1998, Jill turned to cable TV and the QVC shopping channel to market her "Oxycise!" videos; a 145-page book about the system with photographic illustrations and an audiocassette that lets you "Oxycise!" while you're in your car. The response was overwhelming. More than 500,000 orders for Jill's system have poured in as overweight people learned they can lose pounds and increase their energy without dieting and without breaking a sweat. With the "Oxycise!" program, you don't have to follow a sugar-free, low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet, take piUs or drink shakes for meals. And you don't have to buy expensive exercise equipment, join a trendy gym, jump up and down to disco music or do crunching calisthenics. All you have to do is stand, sit or lie down in the comfort of your home, while doing the gentle deep-breathing and toning exercises. And all you need is the air that you breathe, wliich is free. Jill's success story has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine stories and she's appeared on numerous TV and radio shows in the U.S., Australia and Canada. The Denver Business Journal noted that most letter-writers who applaud "Oxycise!" first mention the beneficial effects on their health. Those are the people who make Jill smile the most. "The real enjoyment comes in seeing people so desperate and frustrated find success," she said. Women's World magazine noted how Jill's program follows a simple fact of life that allows anyone to lose weight. Simply put: High doses of oxygen kick-start your body cells into burning more of the food you eat-and even stored fat-for energy. In the research Jill did while creating her "Oxycise!" system and in interviews with health care experts, she learned that simple rule. And she also learned that most people, especially overweight people, don't breathe in enough air. "Although our lungs can hold two gallons of oxygen, swdies show that most of us breathe in only two pints," said Jill. Once she knew that, Jill concentrated on creating a deep-breathing exercise program that lets your lungs fill with fat-burning oxygen. Her "Oxycise!" system got a scientific thumbs-up in a study done at the prestigious University of Southern California. Jill's painless 15-minute program burned up 140 percent more calories than the same time spent grunting away on a stationary bicycle, "To my surprise, 'Oxycise!' proved to be a very effective way to expend calories," said Dr. Robert Girandola, the professor of exercise science who ran the study. Testimonials from happy and thinner "Oxycise!" customers are proof of that. "'Oxycise!' is the best workout I've ever done," wrote Susan Madal. "I've lost about 15 pounds and gone from a size 11 to size 6 in three months." Incredibly, Debbie Stancil lost 142 pounds the "Oxycise!" way and feels "like I have been let out of prison." Those are the kind of words Jill loves to hear. So, what are you waiting for? With "Oxycise!" you have nothing to lose but unwanted pounds. Requires Just 15 Minutes Per Day Jill Johnson's two-videocassette program showing how you can lose weight simply and easily by using just the air that you breathe, is available now for $24.95, plus $3.95 s&h. Jill's 145-page, photo-illustrated Oxycise! book and her 30 minute audiocassette which helps you breathe away pounds in your car, is also available, for $12.95, plus $2.95 s&h. Or SAVE $10 by ordering all of the above items for only $29.95, plus $4.95 s&h. Make checks payable to AMS. Mail your order to: AMS-Oxycise, Dept. USOX-37B, 3100 Expressway Drive South, Islandia, NY 117495013. (NY residents please add sales tax.) Money Back Guarantee.

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