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Diaphragmatic breathing is not just for opera singers and die-hard yogis—professional bodybuilders and athletes are turning to breath practices to boost endurance for peak performance.
Cardio is thought to be the main source of building aerobic durability, and while it’s definitely an important factor, it’s not the only one. “I hear it all the time—athletes don’t understand why their energy can be so erratic when they’re in the best shape of their lives,” breathing coach Dr. Belisa…Continue
Two Cedars-Sinai Respiratory Therapists Offer Insight Into the Toll of COVID-19 on the Lungs and How Non-Patients Can Improve Their Respiratory Health
For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory health – begins.
Two Cedars-Sinai respiratory therapists explain what roadblocks…Continue
Breathing exercises heal us in many ways. They have immense physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits. Breathing exercises help us tremendously in reducing stress and relax. They also improve the efficiency of our lungs.
The best thing about breathing exercises is that they are easy to learn and can be practised anywhere. They do not require any special pieces of equipment. If you want a suitable breathing course to help you complete your breathing training, you can also use…Continue
Training the muscles responsible for breathing in – inspiratory muscles – can improve performance by 15 per cent, meaning a runner can run for longer and a swimmer can swim faster, for example.
Dr Mitch Lomax, of the university’s Department of Sport and Exercise Science, has found that inspiratory muscle training and inspiratory warm-up exercises both boost…Continue