Better Breathing Blog

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

PowerLung® is attending the 2015 ACSM 62nd Annual Meeting!

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 19, 2015 8:45:00 AM

Join us at the American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting! We are excited to be part of this event which takes place from May 27 to May 29th in San Diego, California. For more information on the Annual Meeting, please visit http://acsm.org/.

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Topics: PowerLung, Health and Fitness, Events

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

How to Sprint Without Overextending Yourself

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 15, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Sprinting. People either hate it or they love it. When coaches require their players to sprint, they hate it. When runners, cyclists or swimmers sprint to the finish line, they love it. Sprinting really depends on when you do it and why you do it. Many joggers use a sprint to finish their run, while sprinting for some athletes, like soccer players or swimmers, is just part of the game or competition. The goal behind sprinting, however, should be to push your body to new exercise or athletic levels, not to overextend it.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Health and Fitness, Track and Field

Race to the Finish Line with Better Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Track and field athletes run thousands of miles in their careers. The end goal of every race, every competition, is to make it past the finish line faster than every other runner on the field. It takes strength, endurance, and skill to train for track and field events. Many runners fail to realize the importance of breathing technique and rhythm. Breathing should not limit your ability to run or perform running routines. Are you using proper breathing methods as you run towards the finish line?

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Topics: Athletes, Health and Fitness, Track and Field

PowerLung Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Dec 17, 2013 1:42:00 PM

The PowerLung makes for an excellent choice for your Christmas shopping! You can rest assured that you are literally giving the gift of good health. The PowerLung is rather unique in that instead of using flow restriction – similar to breathing through various sized straws – we utilize a pressure threshold approach. Pressure threshold is akin to strength training. Just as your arms or legs have vital muscle groups, so do your lungs – and that’s what PowerLung aims to strengthen.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Health and Fitness

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

On Your Mark, Get Set...

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 13, 2012 8:00:00 AM

GO! This is Marathon Weekend in Houston, TX and this Saturday I’ll be out on the course with all the runners who are trying to qualify for the US Olympic Marathon Team.  I won’t be running in it but I’ll be one of the volunteers trying to make this one of the best experiences of their life.

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Topics: Running, Athletes, Health and Fitness