Give Your Breath Some TLC

MyFitnessPal (the free system that helps everyone achieve good health) recently posted an article about the benefits of breathing correctly, '5 Benefits of Breathing Correctly', saying we can all reap the benefits of deep, full breathing if we were to all get into the habit of practicing it every day.

Correct breathing, breathing from your diaphragm, “can enable you to harness the full potential of your pulmonary system to intake and distribute oxygen throughout your body.” It can also benefit you emotionally, psychologically and physically.

Research suggests that during heavy exercise, blood flow (and therefore oxygen delivery) to the exercising legs is inversely related to respiratory work. This means that the inspiratory muscles (the muscles used to breathe in i.e. mainly your diaphragm and intercostal muscles) are capable of stealing blood from your locomotor muscles, and in so doing, impair your performance.

POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (breathing trainers) specifically targets these inspiratory muscles and exercises them against an adjustable resistance to make them stronger day-by-day. Increasing the strength of your breathing muscles will improve your breathing stamina and reduce fatigue so that you can harness your body’s full potential!

The scientifically established training regimen for POWERbreathe is to simply take 30 breaths twice a day making it an easy habit to include in your day.

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