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Improve your Physical Condition

by Shaula Saldaña April 14, 2020

Improve your Physical Condition by Strengthening your Respiratory Muscles

Fortalecer músculos respiratorios

Fatigue as a side effect of physical training can happen to you whether you're a professional athlete or just someone who leads an active lifestyle. And it's not really a lack of motivation or a lack of the results you'd like to see issue, but rather, of running out of physical energy and thus not being able to catch your breath as you'd like.

You might've hear that lung condition is improved by cardio, and many people really swear by cardio as the ultimate way to accomplish it, but how true is this?

As good as cardio might be for our overall physical condition, the key to really improve it, is to strengthen your respiratory muscles.

 

Your Respiratory Muscles are the energy reserves you didn't know you had

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Several scientific studies have shown that training the respiratory muscles undoubtedly provides better performance. More often than not, the feeling of heavy tiredness and being unable to catch your breath has to do with fatigue of the respiratory muscles. The "perceived fatigue" is like the feeling of being tired but very fleeting, for example when you're giving it your all while training and you're going to make it and suddenly you need breath and you stop to get more air? Well that's the spot.

Muscle breathing exercises can lead to sweating and cramps, and you may feel exhausted (meaning your muscles have been overloaded as needed for growth). The result: an almost immediate change in your endurance when you run, swim or simply recover between sets.

 

Overweight and Obesity's effects on pulmonar health

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According to various studies, men who smoked heavily (15 to more cigarettes per day) and obese men and women (defined as a BMI of 30 or more) were less likely to lead a disease-free life at age 50.

There are five extremely important factors that greatly affect our lifestyle, such as:

  • Keeping a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Drink no alcohol or do so in moderation
  • No Smoking
  • Always staying physically active

Especially not smoking is of utmost importance for a long and healthy life. So much so that in the first 1 to 10 years after quitting smoking, the risk of heart disease and lung cancer decreases, and at 15 years of age, the risk of each is close to that of a non-smoker.

 

Breathe Better! Learn how to do so here:

 

It is not so much a question of "not knowing how to breathe", but rather one of breathing better! Remember to keep an eye on us on social media and blog to find out more tips like this that will make you live a better life.

So, in conclusion:

If you want to improve your lung physical condition, you must take into account these 5 factors that we have just mentioned.

According to science, the most influential factors for having a good lung condition are not smoking and maintaining a moderate body weight.

Doing deep breathing exercises can help you a lot to improve your condition apart from doing cardio, learning to breathe properly.

 

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