Better Breathing Blog

Stay Active at Every Age

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jun 8, 2017 10:58:34 AM

Age is just a number to me. It doesn’t determine what I can do. In 1993, at age 46, I ran my first Houston Marathon after being trained for three months with my late husband and PowerLung co-inventor, Barry Jarvis. Fast forward to 2014, age 67; I started training for the 2015 Houston Marathon.

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Topics: Training, Running, Active Aging

Having Trouble Breathing? Respiratory Training Could Help

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

It is common misconception that your body just “fails” as you age. We do understand the nature of human physiology-systems don’t perform at their peak as bodies get older. However, you need not simply accept the status quo. There may be activities you can do to maximize your abilities and slow health decline; plus, improved lung function will provide you energy to add (or increase) exercise to your schedule. Exercise has shown to improve feelings of happiness and fulfillment. 

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Just Breathe

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Sep 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Breathe in, breathe out. We all do it, everyday, all day. But, how efficiently are you breathing? Could you breathe stronger, for longer? Many people don’t realize the benefits of deeper, stronger breaths. Your respiratory muscles can even be trained to breathe deeper than you ever have before. When you are most anxious, a deep breath can make all the difference in whether you face the challenge, or shy away.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Get Up and Exercise!

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Get_Up_and_ExerciseMany of us do not exercise enough. Whether it is because of work, the enrapturing television, or any number of other reasons we simply do not get the exercise we need to live long healthy lives. Jobs that require sitting for long periods can be damaging, and many of us don’t think about the consequences of sitting for so long without exercising between starting work and leaving. TV can be especially dangerous for us if we combine long days of sitting in front of the computer with long evenings of sitting in front of the television screen.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Can Your Lungs Keep Up With The Kids This Summer?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The kids are finishing the school year and the weather is warm and sunny. Outdoor activities make for great spring and summer fun! Don’t let exertion get in the way of fun with the kids! Make sure your lungs are strong enough to keep up with the kids this summer so you and your family can stay active together.

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Topics: Better Breathing, PowerLung, Swimming, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Older Females

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Mar 4, 2015 8:21:00 AM

Although both the physiological and psychological benefits of regular exercise is already widely known in both scientific and mainstream circles, there are still many who fail to maintain regular exercise regimes. The importance of exercise for both the young and old cannot however be overstated. Exercise is related across the board to measures of happiness and fulfillment. Unfortunately as a result of limited physical activity, there are many older people who remain sedentary. The cost of this on both an individual and societal level looms large. For the individual, there is a loss of autonomy and independence, which cause feelings of loneliness and depression and as a society this costs billions in health care expenditures for the elderly.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Active Aging: Train Your Breathing Muscles to Breathe Easier

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Sep 26, 2013 7:30:00 AM

Breathing plays a huge role in our ability to maintain (or begin!) an active lifestyle as we age. Breathing difficulties can make anything from regular jogging to simply walking flights of stairs or playing with grandkids a challenge.

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Topics: Active Aging

What is stress doing to your heart? How PowerLung can help you.

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 8, 2012 9:00:00 AM

What is stress doing to your heart?Every year at this time there is a an emphasis on heart health. Three years ago an article published by Johns Hopkins forecast the following:

This year, about 600,000 Americans will have a heart attack for the first time and another 320,000 will have a repeat attack. About one fifth of them will die.

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Topics: Better Breathing, PowerLung, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Get more from PowerLung by reading these books!

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 14, 2011 8:45:00 AM

Did you know that PowerLung recommendations and training programs have been part of books almost since it was introduced? PowerLung is pleased to be included in these publications but what makes us proud is that these authors are providing independent recommendations of our product. Each of them purchased the product, used it, and then documented their use and recommendations.

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Topics: PowerLung, Active Aging, Health and Fitness