Better Breathing Blog

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

The Dangers of Shallow Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 1, 2018 12:54:00 PM

PowerLung - The Dangers of Shallow Breathing

Correct breathing is underestimated, and over time, the (bad) habit poor breathing habits, combined with many hours spent hunched over a computer screen, the desire to have a trim midsection (sucking in the tummy) and the continual state of stress and hurry which many teenagers and adults experience, have all contributed to shallow breathing becoming the “norm.” It may not seem like a big deal, but you’re only filling a fraction of your lung capacity. Shallow breathing affects focus, cell metabolism, and many other functions in the body. Let’s investigate the problems with shallow breathing and how you can learn to breathe more deeply for better health through breathing exercises.

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

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

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

Best Practices for Muscle Recovery After Training

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You are working hard, maintaining a tough training schedule and feeling good about it, but the soreness is starting to affect you. Your first thought may be to simply back off what you are doing, or quit altogether, but that’s not the answer. There are ways to minimize soreness and improve recovery so you can maintain your training regimen.

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

Respiratory Training: Do You Want An Elite Engine Under Your Hood?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jul 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

As elite athletes, you are considered the best in your sport, and the public assumes you train every part of the body required for your sport. When you walk up to the starting line, put on that helmet, even step into those skis, do you have the biggest engine under your proverbial hood?  Do you know that the strength of your respiratory system can make or break your performance? A trained respiratory system is likened to having a big engine under the hood; with the ability draw in more fuel (oxygen), your output (performance) increases. It is crucial to train and strengthen it so you can perform at your best.

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Topics: Training, Triathletes, Athletes, Crossfit