In the previous part choosing positive ways to deal with stress, we talked about ways you can use PowerLung to help refrain from negative behaviors to deal with your stress. The following are some more positive ways to help you manage your stress and maintain an active lifestyle when performed regularly. Using PowerLung as a training accessory is one of the best ways you can help yourself enjoy your exercise more and perform better because you are less breathless.
Anytime you are working out or exercising, you are training or exercising your skeletal muscles. The muscles you use in breathing are all skeletal muscles which can, and should be trained, to be stronger. Do you use any of these methods to help manage your stress and protect yourself from heart disease?
- Working out
Exercising or working out
Regardless of the location you choose for these activities, if you perform them regularly you will help build strength and endurance. When you have done that, it accomplishes two things: increasing your metabolism and releasing endorphins. Increasing your metabolism helps maintain weight. Releasing endorphins helps your body recover and helps you stay calm. Using PowerLung regularly can help you assure your breathing is not something that slows you down.
As a matter of fact, regular use of PowerLung and using it as part of your warm up and warm down will allow you to do more efficient exercise. It will even let your breathing help you with those lifts especially at the end of the set. At the end of the workout warm down with PowerLung, you can focus on deep breathing; not shallow breathing and panting.
In the book Flip The Switch, Lose the Weight, author Robert Cooper specifically talks about PowerLung and how to use your breathing to increase metabolism. If you are exercising or working out to manage your weight as well, PowerLung and this book make a great combination. Remember, regular strength training is also important for women to prevent osteoporosis.
Walking, running, cycling, swimming
All of these activities can be performed at a variety of levels from beginner to professional. Most of us try to use these activities for fitness and to help us maintain a healthy heart. Just like working out, these activities can help you focus on your exercise and let your subconscious think about more positive things or ideas.
Using your PowerLung regularly helps you set a good deep breathing pattern that you can use with your cadence regardless of sport or activity. So your mind is focused on your breathing and your subconscious can be busy solving a problem. One thing to note is that when you first start using PowerLung, as your breathing gets more efficient and deeper, you may find that it doesn’t match your old cadence patterns.
Focusing on the here and now and clearing your mind are great ways to deal with stress. Again, focusing on your breathing by using PowerLung as you begin your session can help you maintain the maximum focus. PowerLung has a long-time friend who has just started using her PowerLung. Her ultimate goal is to get back into higher aerobic exercises but to help her get started, she is focusing on making sure that she meditates every day. You know, building the habit. To help her, she keeps her PowerLung where she can see it to remind her to meditate and she uses her PowerLung before and after her meditation.
Thanks to J.B. for this tip.
These are just a few of the positive ways people manage their stress to keep it from having a negative impact on their heart health or to help them make positive choices for managing stress. We hope you will share your positive choices and ways you have used PowerLung to reinforce them so we can share them with other users.