Breathing exercise can reduce blood pressure in around 5 minutes

Experts suggest that exercising for five minutes every day, without jogging or lifting weights may limit your risk of heart attack, improve memory and increase your performance during sports activities.

According to a report on Natural News, a new grant from the "National Institute on Aging" has funded a clinical trial to gain more knowledge about the time saving new exercise called, "Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training" or, (IMST) for short.

Daniel Craighead who is a postdoctoral researcher suggests that exercising, makes the muscles used for inhaling air, stronger. It can be done in just a few minutes, in the comfort of a client's home or office, without needing any special gym equipment.

Evidence shows that it is fantastic for lowering blood pressure and increasing psychological and physical strength.

Originally it was developed in the 1980s as a method for taking seriously ill patients off ventilators, using a handheld machine to quickly breathe into-a muscle training device-gives resistance. It is similar to sucking into 1980sw, but the straw sucking back in response.

In the early days of using this device with lung disease patients, they carried out the activity for half an hour, low resistance routine each day to increase lung efficiency. However, in 2016 the University of Arizona research specialists published trial results, testing if 30 inhalations each day with stronger resistance could help people with obstructive sleep apnea, who do not have strong breathing muscles, improve rest. The results showed that it helped with more restful sleep and improving the diaphragm and other muscles involved with breathing. A surprise effect occurred after 6 weeks of use: patients systolic blood pressure decreased by 12 millimeters of mercury. Compared with aerobic exercise it is over twice as much of a decrease and more than a lot of medications can provide. Due to these results it drew the attention of professionals from the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory like, Professor Doug Seals.

Seals noted that systolic blood pressure that defines the pressure in your veins when the heart pumps blood around the body, naturally increases with age. Arteries get stiffer with age thus leading to tissues starved of blood and increased chance of heart attack, memory loss and kidney damage.

There is evidence that demonstrates half an hour of regular aerobic exercise lowers blood pressure, only 5 percent of the population regularly meet the minimum. As a consequence 65 percent of middle aged adults suffer from raised systolic blood pressure.

The goal is to meet busy middle aged adults with a solution that will work. There has been money invested into clinical trials of IMST according to Seals. The data found is very interesting.

Nearly half of the tests have been carried out and results show that a large number of people have experienced lower blood pressure, whilst improvements have been made in the way the large artery functions. In those that used a fake breathing device, no changes were found. Cognitive and memory improvements were also found in those that used the correct breathing device. Furthermore, people were able to demonstrate more endurance on the treadmill and kept their heart rate and oxygen intake reduced during physical activity.


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