Increase Lung Capacity with These 3 Exercises

The lungs allow for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, both that are essential for the body to function. In this article, we go over three exercises to increase lung capacity.

These help with cardio-respiratory function meaning the body is able to perform exercise much more efficiently.

 

Practising breathing exercises can help symptoms including:

  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • A large amount of mucus in the lungs

 

The following three exercises are suggested by Healthline and American Lung Association to help increase lung capacity.

Pursed-lips breathing

Pursed-lips breathing can slow down your breathing, reducing the work of breathing by keeping your airways open longer. This makes it easier for the lungs to function and improves the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Method

  1. Inhale through your nose, hold one, two.
  2. Purse your lips
  3. Breathe out slowly through your mouth

Benefits of Pursed-lips breathing include:

  • Reducing how hard your body has to work to breathe
  • Releasing air trapped in the lungs
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Reducing shortness of breath

Deep Breathing

Most people have short, shallow breaths which can make you feel anxious and rid you of energy. Deep breathing allows you to expand your lungs but is also a great stress reliever, helping you feel less anxious. 

Method

  1. Sit or stand with your elbows slightly back

  2. Inhale deeply through your nose

  3. Hold for 5 seconds

  4. Exhale slowly through your nose until all air has been released

 
Benefits of Pursed-lips breathing include:
  • Reduce Stress

  • Make you feel less Anxious

Diaphragmatic Breathing

When breathing, the diaphragm is one of the more important muscles. Diaphragmatic or abdominal breathing helps to retrain this muscle to work more effectively. This technique helps to strengthen your diaphragm, slow your breathing, and decrease your body’s oxygen needs.

Method

  1. While sitting or lying down with your shoulder relaxed
    • Put one hand on your chest
    • The other hand on your stomach
  2. Breathe in through your nose for 2 seconds
    • You’re breathing correctly if you can feel your stomach move more than your chest
  3. Purse your lips and breath out slowly through your mouth, pressing lightly on your stomach
  4. Repeat as your able
 

Benefits of Pursed-lips breathing include:

  • Strengthen your Diaphragm
  • Slow your breathing
  • Decrease your body’s oxygen needs

Benefits of preserving lung health

Breathing should be a part of your regular daily routine to help you feel relaxed, less stressed and anxious. 

 

Exercises cannot reverse lung damage however they can help people use their lungs to their fullest capacity. Prevention is the best medicine to help keep your lungs healthy and is more efficient than trying to repair them.

Here are several ways to keep your lungs healthy;

  • Exercise regularly
  • Stop smoking
  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants
  • Improve indoor air quality with air filters

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What is Turboforte Lung Physio?

Turboforte is a medicinal treatment that is all-natural and does not require a prescription. Unlike decongestant medication, which use medicine to constrict blood vessels, thereby reducing inflammation and allowing for easier breathing. 

 

Turboforte is much simpler, and you can feel it working. 

 

Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) technology is used by our patented, FDA approved device to relieve congestion. 

 

It’s as simple as you exhaling through the device, a metal ball bearing in the cap is forced to move up and down by the positive pressure of your breath, sending vibrations through your lips and down into your airways. 

 

These vibrations paired with the positive pressure can loosen phlegm, clear airways and exercise your lungs.

 

Simply exhale through the device for a ten minute period, the vibrations will free phlegm and the pressure will encourage it to move upwards through your airways, so be prepared to cough up your now loosened chest congestion, leaving behind nothing but healthy lungs.

 

It’s recommended to check with your doctor if you have symptoms relating to poor lung health, shortness of breath, pain or a lasting cough before trying any new exercise.

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