Better Breathing Blog by PowerLung

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

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

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

Yoga and Respiratory Muscle Function Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jun 29, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Yoga and respiratory muscle function go together, and it may be hard to decipher which benefits the other. Yogic breathing increases oxygen in your blood and nourishes and repairs your body’s cells, maintaining, and even improving, your health. There is much discussion surrounding “yogic breathing,” and many Yogis assert that the idea of full, deep breathing is unique to their culture. There is even a name given to the deep breathing yogis practice: Pranayama. The practice of Pranayama is the focus and control of breathing to attain a relaxed state, and is translated as “regulated breathing.” However, one cannot ignore how deep breathing is encouraged in any type of exercise, not to mention for relaxation, meditation, and anxiety relief.

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Topics: Yoga, Health and Fitness

2014 Biohackers Conference Lightning Talk: Increase Stamina and Lung Capacity with Powerlung

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 14, 2015 10:30:00 AM

 

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