Improving the Quality of Life in Individuals Fighting Pulmonary Diseases
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Resistance training, also known as strength training, can be a very powerful tool to use if you are fighting a pulmonary condition.
Improving lung function, or decreasing the rate of decline in lung function, is very important when battling a pulmonary condition.
Respiration is a complex process that delivers us the ability to create energy to move. The respiratory system pulls in oxygen and expels carbon dioxide through a never ending circulatory cycle within the body. The complexity of breathing makes respiratory training unique based on each individual. How people move and how
The recommended time frame in which a teenager should start some form of weight training is dependent on multiple factors such as, age and maturation. It is not uncommon to see a lot of teenagers introduced to weight training during their freshmen year of high school in PE and/or during a
Snoek et al. (2018) found that incremental exercise increased VO2peak and survival in heart failure patients. The researchers showed that low intensity, high frequency training can improve peak oxygen uptake and workload
Exercising can provide a therapeutic benefit to individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) by improving muscular strength, endurance and aerobic capacity. Resistance training causes adaptive changes in skeletal muscle and
Everyone has their own routines. Some walk into the gym, do a couple stretches and then hit the weights. Others hop on their favorite cardio machine and get a 20-30-minute session in before they stretch or go lift weights. There is no right or wrong way to warm up because it all depends on the person
The goal of breathing treatments is to maintain and/or improve lung function, increase mucociliary clearance, improve quality of life and improve overall breathing. Breathing treatments often last 20-30 minutes per treatment and 1-3 times per day, depending on who the person is. This takes time out of
In the fitness industry, numbers matter. In some strength coaches’ cases, if they do not help their client’s hit their numbers, then they could be fired. Numbers are correlated with results. If you bench press 225lb for 10 reps and in two weeks that goes up to 235 or 245lb, you are getting stronger. That
Diaphragmatic breathing has shown to decrease heart rate, put us in a better state of mind, and help down regulate our system when we are overwhelmed. However, diaphragmatic breathing can also help us improve core control and overall strength. Just like skeletal muscle, our respiratory
The Key to Increasing Quality of Life Through Respiration Part 1: Posture and Diaphragmatic Breathing
This past weekend I had the opportunity to present at the Cystic Fibrosis Family Con on posture and its implications on respiration. I had a great time talking with some very passionate people in the CF community. One thing we tend not to realize is how much breathing we actually do a day. Our