Did you know as we age we begin to loose lung capacity?
Typically this happens for men beginning at 25 years of age and for women beginning at 35 years of age. At the same time this is happening, we also tend to lose muscle tone. Just when we most need our breathing muscles to help us in our daily lives or our exercise, these muscles may not be working as efficiently as before. If you exercise regularly you may think you don’t have to worry about this natural event.
PowerLung is the product used to strengthen the respiratory muscles in this study. Why is respiratory muscle training important as people age?
The vicious cycle of
respiratory muscle weakness
Aging is associated with increased breathlessness and declines in respiratory function. Breathlessness (dyspnea) in the elderly may be due to the effects of increased inactivity, heart disease, or pulmonary disease. Symptoms of breathlessness may contribute to increasing inactivity with aging resulting in further respiratory muscle atrophy. This in turn results in further dyspnea thus the vicious cycle!
The reduced physiological capacity evident with aging may affect the ability to perform many tasks potentially affecting quality of life. In an independent study performed at University of Technology – Sydney, Australia, researchers sought to determine the differences in between ages and genders.
The results of this study led the researchers to conclude "…Respiratory Muscle strength is an important physiological variable to maintain in the older population, as it may be related to functional ability."
Regular exercise doesn’t provide respiratory muscle training, regardless of age
Research performed at the University of Technology – Sydney demonstrated the "reduced capacity of the respiratory system with aging and described the effect that habitual physical activity has upon this decline." For their activity, they chose walking performance tests. "Active men and women achieved higher scores than their inactive counterparts for all tests except spirometry, where no differences were evident. The results indicate that a significant amount of the elevated fitness level might be accounted for by increased endurance capacity of the inspiratory muscles."
Clearly exercising is a benefit over inactivity but the impact on respiratory muscles is not enough to make a difference in tests relating to breathing. This is going to be even more of a concern for individuals who are inactive.
Why add PowerLung to
your exercise program?
PowerLung is is the only product to provide progressive pressure threshold resistance training for both inspiratory (inhale) and expiratory (exhale) muscles. This is just like strength training specifically for the muscles you use for breathing. And PowerLung is the only product to offer this training with independently adjustable controls. This allows you to set the best level of training for you to get the most benefit.
Spirometry results in two independent studies document improvements in the criterion used for respiratory improvements. Here are links for you to view the results of the following studies on the benefits of using PowerLung as documented in independent studies:
We all like the benefits of exercising; none of us like it to feel difficult to do because we are having trouble breathing. PowerLung makes it easier to breathe during exercising and activities so we enjoy them more.
While we all need to breathe to stay alive, how well we breathe can dramatically impact our quality of life. Get PowerLung and get better breathing for all the activities in your life.