Breathe Better, Play Better - Finnish innovation "lung gym" for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team
The NHL team Columbus Blue Jackets received WellO2 respiratory training equipment during the NHL Global Series in Tampere, Finland. The WellO2 equipment was received by Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekäläinen.
The latest knowledge and benefits of respiratory health for Columbus Blue Jackets
Respiratory training is one of the most overlooked means of physical fitness, immune system and recovery, despite being widely proven to bring rapid and significant results.
-WellO2 takes breathing training and respiratory maintenance to a whole new level, says Tuomas Mattelmäki, CEO
-Clinical studies have shown that just 5-15 minutes of daily exercise can produce significant improvements in lung function in as little time as one month. At best, respiratory muscle strength has improved by 10-20% in different user groups, from asthmatics to endurance athletes," adds CEO Mattelmäki.
WellO2 is a global pioneer in drug-free respiratory health, strongly based on research and clinical evidence. The device has been studied in collaboration with university hospitals and the KIHU Institute for Elite Sport, among others, as part of endurance training, in asthma treatment and most recently in sleep apnea. It is known as the "lung gym".
-WellO2 strengthens the respiratory muscles, increases mucosal moisture balance and improves chest mobility, as well as activating deep breathing, an important trigger for recovery, calming and concentration. In other words, Wello supports the normal and natural physiological functioning of the body so that the respiratory system is functioning and ready to face the challenges and goals set for it," explains CEO Mattelmäki.
WellO2's unique combination of counter-pressure breathing exercise and warm steam helps to improve lung clearing and relieve coughing, nasal congestion, snoring, voice endurance and other problems that may be caused by muscular weakness in the respiratory system. As muscles are strengthened and mucous membranes heal, oxygenation increases, the threshold for shortness of breath is raised, and calming and recovery are enhanced.
-Wello already has over 100,000 active users around the world, and it is fantastic that a top sport organisation like the Columbus Blue Jackets recognises the importance of respiratory health in improving player performance and wellbeing.