Better Breathing Blog by PowerLung

Kindle Your Romance and Health with These Couples-Focused Ideas

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Flowers and candy are traditional Valentine’s gifts, but if you are looking for something more health- and “together”-oriented to spark your relationship, why not consider something that combines both? Here are a few unique ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month!

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Topics: Active Aging, Health and Fitness, Family Fitness

Show Your Lungs Some Love With these Heart Month Fitness Ideas

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

February is American Heart Month and a great way to kick off 2019 with health-focused activities. From awareness events like a health fair to exciting fitness routines, here are some of the best ways you can show your heart (and lungs) some love during this special month:

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Topics: Health and Fitness, Family Fitness

Top Fitness Trends for 2019

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

For 13 years now, ACSM has presented a survey showcasing the top trends in fitness. For 2019, the survey indicates a variety of developments, many of them remaining on the list from previous years but held in place by technological advancements which simply improve their effectiveness.  Some are tools, others are activities, and yet others are simply mindsets to wellness.  He results are useful for both the fitness industry and individuals looking to either add something new to their routine or looking for validation that they are on he right path. Let’s discover some of the trends leading the world of fitness today:

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Topics: Health and Fitness

What is a PowerLung Resistance Cell Set?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 2, 2019 3:25:38 PM

Resistance is a crucial part of muscle training. By challenging muscles of all types, requiring them to work harder, strength is improved. In fact, resistance training is part of any comprehensive physical training program. Since so many modern activities are automated, it is more important than ever to find ways to work various muscles. The respiratory muscles are no different; this is one of the reasons that a respiratory muscle training device like the PowerLung can be such a useful addition to your training program.

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Topics: PowerLung

New Year Resolutions for Your Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

New year, new you. This is when many adults, ready to set aside the holiday treats and endless parties, look to not only get back into their regular lifestyle, but also invest in themselves. Through choosing to lose bad habits or establish new ones, spend more time on mind or body, increase time with family or begin working for others, this is the time of year when we look inwards and consider what we can do as individuals to improve ourselves or the world around us.

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Topics: Health and Fitness

Top 5 Popular Runs for New Runners

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Nov 15, 2018 3:35:51 PM

The sport of running, specifically for entering races, has grown a lot in the last 10 years, but many of the established races (like the Boston or Chicago Marathons) are intimidating for new runners. However, there are plenty of small or themed races which provide a more relaxed, less competitive atmosphere for those just breaking into the race scene. These 5 races offer some of the most fun and rewarding experiences, combined with beautiful scenery and/or unique venues to mix racing with leisure activities.

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Topics: Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness Tips for Back to School

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 1, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Whether you are in top shape because of summer or NOT in top shape because of summer, back to school is an ideal time to get back in shape. The weather will soon cool off, providing opportunities to return to a fitness routine, and the stores and farmers markets are chock full of healthy foods, offering an abundance of great produce to kick start new health eating habits. Improving health through a fitness regimen and better eating can be accomplished as a family, so take this time to set the school year off right with a plan to improve your physical health.

Let’s look at some of the best (and easiest) tips for getting back to school…and back to health!

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Topics: Health and Fitness, Family Fitness

Mid-Year Resolution Check Up—How have your healthy resolutions measured up?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jun 5, 2018 4:00:00 PM

You have made it past the halfway mark of 2018. You may have set some lofty goals for improving your health and fitness. Take a deep breath (hopefully improving your respiratory health was one of your goals) and look back on the year; where have you rocked it, were partially successful, and where did you fail? By reflecting on how far you have come, you can get back on track, celebrate the successes you have had, and re-establish resolutions you still have time to achieve.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Maintaining Your Fitness during Summer Vacations

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 30, 2018 8:38:00 AM

PowerLung - Maintaining Your Fitness during Summer Vacations

Summer vacation is fast approaching. Although you likely have a training regime well underway, the warm weather leads to visions of morning runs, bike rides, and workouts as athletes consider scorching heat. With kids out of school, this is also the most popular time for family vacations, which (although fun) can wreak havoc on your fitness routine and plans. It is easy to lose hope that you can maintain your fitness level during these interruptions, but never fear…there ARE tools which not only prevent you from losing what you’ve gained, but some which can be taken with you on vacation, boosting your confidence while relaxing on the beach, by the pool, or visiting your favorite parks and historical cities!

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Topics: Better Breathing, Health and Fitness, Family Fitness

Training as a Family for Your First Marathon

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 23, 2018 8:05:00 AM

PowerLung - Training as a Family for Your First Marathon

There has been a nationwide resurgence in running, and running clubs are organizing all over the country. Technology has allowed for drastic improvement of running shoes, accessories, and even jogging strollers, making the activity easier to take up than ever before. And why not? Running is a sport that can be continued throughout one’s lifetime, anywhere, at any time. As family-oriented races pop up in many large and small cities alike, it is the perfect time to consider training for—and entering—a race as a family.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Running, Health and Fitness, Family Fitness