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Fast Fitness - Strengthen Respiratory Muscles

Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Strengthen your breathing muscles for easier breathing.

  • Blow up balloons instead of using a pump this New Year's Eve and through the New Year.
  • Inflate some with the quickest breath you can do. Inflate others with long slow breath.
  • Don't overbreathe or hyperventilate to become dizzy or force breathing or strain, which can increase blood pressure and pressure in the brain and eye. Stay healthy.

Your lungs don't have muscles, but you have inspiratory and expiratory muscles in your chest and diaphragm. They are muscles like any others that improve with training and decline without regular workouts. Breathing muscle exercise is now accepted scientifically as helpful to patients with various respiratory conditions, asthmas, and allergies.

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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.