Breathe well. Feel better.

Why breathing exercise?

Breathing creates a foundation for life and the general wellbeing. Our respiration system faces many challenges during our lifespan. Aging, illnesses, immobility, smoking, poor indoor and outdoor air quality, and even uneconomic working position may make our breathing inadequate for our needs. Exercise in various forms makes us good and protects from the breathing difficulties. Sometimes, we need even more effective ways to tackle our problems. Breathing exercise devices are designed for the various situations where we need to maintain and even enhance our breathing. According to the scientific evidence, breathing exercise with the resistive breathing devices adds air and blood flow, strengthen breathing muscles, lowers stress, adopts deep breathing, and improve wellbeing. Especially, those who suffer from the motility restrictions and congestion of the airways benefit from the breathing exercise.

Take WellO2 as a part of your daily routine

Those who suffer from the breathing difficulties benefits from the device the most. It should be emphasised that breathing exercise in regular basis gives the best outcomes, since breathing works with the muscles, just like other skeletal muscles. They respond to training and becomes stronger. Also, mucus that accumulates into the airways should be cleared, more or less regularly. Mucus accumulates airborne particles, debris from the decomposed cells, and lymphokines that irritate airways. Therefore, mucus clearance plays an important role in overall respiratory health.

The athletes can take benefit from the WellO2 exercise by adopting it into the routine training program. You may target to maximal breathing power or increasing breathing endurance. When maximising breathing power, you train with high breathing resistance i.e. 60% – 80% of the maximal breathing power. Endurance training, on the other hand, takes longer training sessions with lower breathing resistance i.e. 20% – 50% of the maximal breathing power. Maintenance of the airways during the training season should not be forgotten. Low resistance training with warm steam helps airways to recover from the stress caused by the inhaled dry and cold air. A few exhalation and inhalation with the warm steam prepares your airways for the intensive performance in training or competition. Also, the same applies when you fish intensive training or competition. Let your airways to recover with a few exhalations and inhalations with the warm steam.

Below the chart you will find references to your own breathing exercises.

breathing excercise

In normal use, start exercising with low resistance (position 0). This means that you have app. 20 cmH2O breathing resistance in inhalation and exhalation. When the device is ready to use (see the user instructions), take a deep breath and exhale into the device for 10-15 seconds until your lungs are almost empty. Then, breathe normally for a few times (rest), and repeat the exhale as before. Do the same with inhalation but this time fill your empty lungs by inhaling from the device. You may make these reps, either exhalations or inhalations or both, for 3-10 times in one training session. When your breathing power increases and the device becomes familiar, you may increase reps. up to 15 times. After a while, you may start exercising your inspiratory and expiratory muscles so that you repeat deep exhales and immediate inhales from the device. Remember to exhale and inhale steadily for 10–15 secs. In professional use, 10-20 reps / training session, in one or several in- and exhaling sets, are recommended. Always remember that, even though, this exercise feels hard, it should not cause dizziness or breathlessness. In such a case, rest longer in between the reps.

Since no therapy device works remotely, we recommend that you keep the device in hands such as on your kitchen table. The unique design fits well to the kitchen furniture and is then readily in hands when needed. Remember to keep the device clean. Do not wet the electrical parts and follow the instruction for cleaning and maintenance since It will increase the device’s life time and makes your exercise safer.

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