Better Breathing Blog by PowerLung

Can You Really Lose Weight by Adjusting Your Breathing?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 25, 2018 3:39:00 PM

PowerLung - Can You Really Lose Weight by Adjusting Your Breathing

We all know there are many methods (but few secrets) to lose weight and improve fitness. From running to biking, swimming to Tai Bo, hiking to water aerobics, there is no limit to the variation of athletic activities which can be performed to help participants lose weight. But what you might not know is that the simple act of breathing can help you lose weight as well. Now, before you stand there and start hyperventilating by over-exerting yourself, there is more to it. Nothing replaces dedication and willpower. But it may give you some confidence that you can add to your weight lose plan by focusing on the way you breathe. Simply changing the manner in which you breathe on a regular basis will improve your metabolism and help motive you during weight loss. Even if you have a regular exercise routine, this provides added value for those times when you are unable to work out.

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

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: Health and Fitness, Better Breathing

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, PowerLung, Training, 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: Training, PowerLung, Better Breathing

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, PowerLung, Training, Coaches

Why Choose the PowerLung Respiratory Breathing Training Device

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Sep 7, 2017 9:29:00 AM

Lack of respiratory muscle strength is the primary reason your respiratory system is unable to meet your body's needs during physical exertion. Additionally, some medical conditions exacerbate respiratory muscle weakness, causing sleep disturbances and dyspnea. However, the respiratory trainer market does have several options, and it may be difficult to distinguish the differences between various products available. When choosing a respiratory muscle training device, look to PowerLung, a device designed to train all muscles involved in breathing, easy to use and with a host of additional benefits.

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Topics: Better Breathing, PowerLung

Learn What Muscles You Need to Train for Better Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It is commonly understood that using Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT), a series of exercises and breathing techniques to increase strength and endurance of respiratory muscles, will improve breathing (and subsequently, respiration) during periods of exercise. However, understanding the science behind RMT is important to better utilize the techniques to benefit respiration and endurance.

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Topics: Athletes, Coaches, Competitive Swimming, Crossfit, Cycling, Diving, Mountain Biking, Rowing, Hockey, Running, Scuba Diving, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Training, Triathletes, Yoga, Better Breathing, Health and Fitness

How the Respiratory System Affects Metabolism

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Metabolism is defined as all chemical reactions happening in the body, maintaining the living state of all cells and the body itself, and is broken down into two categories:

  • Catabolism: breakdown of molecules to obtain energy;
  • Anabolism: the synthesis of all compounds needed by cells.
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Topics: Health and Fitness, Active Aging, Yoga