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Carolyn Morse

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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

Its More Than Swimming! 9 Amazing Benefits of Water Exercise

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 10, 2018 9:30:00 AM

PowerLung - Its More Than Swimming! 9 Amazing Benefits of Water Exercise

Swimming is an undeniably valuable type of aerobic exercise, but it can be intimidating to start. Many adults took standard swim lessons offered at the local pool as children, and some children may even excel at the sport, while others just “get by.” A few may even join a swim team; however, most adults give up on swimming and water activities in general. But water exercise comes in different forms and has a variety of benefits which should be considered when looking for an enjoyable fitness activity, and something one can share with other adults and children alike.

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Topics: Swimming, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Mountain Biking—An Active Family Vacation Option

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Apr 26, 2018 10:09:00 AM

PowerLung - Mountain Biking—An Active Family Vacation Option

Physically active vacations have exploded in popularity. Diving in the cenotes, ziplining in the Amazon, and climbing in the Alps are all trips which at one time were an activity done during a vacation and are now the focus of the vacation. As busy families look for ways to connect and unplug, sports-focused trips continue to prove a perfect opportunity for adults and children to stay physically fit while enjoying a new location and each other. Mountain biking, therefore, is a perfect mix of this; with a combination of skills most family members have mastered (bicycling) and the beauty of nature or the wonder of a new place.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Health and Fitness, Mountain Biking, Family Fitness

How Exercise Boosts Brain Power

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 18, 2018 2:43:29 PM

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It has long been touted that exercise improves brain function, and this concept has been used widely to support a recent drive to increase physical activity and save recess in schools. However, the benefits go well beyond school age years, and evidence supports the importance of regular physical exercise throughout life. It is a universally accepted understanding that regular exercise is good for the body. However, more and more research is being released showing the benefits to the brain as well. If you are considering starting an exercise regimen, training for a sporting event, or simply want to improve your health, here is some interesting science behind the connection, and a few of the useful facts about regular physical exercise and mental improvement:

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Active Aging, Health and Fitness, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Yoga

Easy Activities That Count as Exercise

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 11, 2018 10:13:00 AM

PowerLung - Easy Activities You Can Do That Count as Exercise

Although the CDC recommends 2.5 hours of aerobic activity and 2 days of strength training per week, you certainly don’t have to spend that time in a gym or in only 2-3 hardcore workouts. In fact, exercise can be defined as any activity that elevates your heart rate. You don’t have to wear expensive workout clothing or buy specialized equipment to participate. There are many activities you participate in every day which can be considered exercise!

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Topics: Better Breathing, Health and Fitness

Top Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 4, 2018 9:33:00 AM

PowerLung - Top Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

This time of year, many people are considering resolutions, and looking for ways to improve their lives. From weight loss to eating more natural foods, from reducing screen time to improving organization, optimism is high as new habits are formed. Many people look for ways to improve health, and even slow down the aging process. One area that is simply overlooked, and even easier to care for, is the respiratory system.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Health and Fitness

How Do I Know Which PowerLung Model Is Right For Me?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Oct 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Respiratory Muscle Training is a program for better breathing, which can benefit individuals with a wide variety of needs. More efficient breathing provides lasting benefits to all types of individuals, from athletes to musicians, and those suffering from respiratory disease or simple reduction in lung function due to age and inactivity. Each of these types of users have unique needs and are looking for various levels of training. PowerLung has designed its respiratory muscle training devices to suit each of these types of users, to fit their lung training needs.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, PowerLung, AireStream, BreatheAir, Trainer, Sport

Why Lung Training Can Support Inhale & Exhale Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Oct 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many elite athletes, improving the respiratory system through lung training has become an important part of training for their specific sport. Additionally, those with a variety of chronic lung diseases (like asthma or COPD) understand the importance of respiratory strength, and may look for ways to increase their lung function. Studies have consistently proven that respiratory muscle training (RMT) has a resounding effect on breathing. For athletes in all different sports, comfort level is raised, endurance is increased, and breathing patterns are improved.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, PowerLung

PowerLung Training Programs-Better Breathing is in Your Hands

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Sep 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Perhaps you have recently discovered that better breathing can improve your health, and that respiratory muscle training can increase your athletic ability. Or, you have been advised that a respiratory muscle training device can increase your respiratory capabilities while suffering from asthma, Parkinson's, COPD, or the cycle of inactivity, all which lead to breathlessness. After searching through the variety of devices available on the market, you have chosen PowerLung. This respiratory muscle training device expands your respiratory capability (and your health), so you want to utilize it effectively. PowerLung wants you to find success with your device, and have designed training programs to help you maximize your use through the stages you will experience while increasing respiratory muscle strength with the PowerLung.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, PowerLung, Coaches