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If you suffer from breathing conditions like Asthma and COPD, you can use WellO2 device in addition to any other medicine/treatment prescribed by your doctor. Please always consult your doctor.

The Importance of breathing exercise

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Ordinary activities become a burdening task such as climbing steps, bringing shopping bags, or getting up from a seat

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Unable to take a deep breath

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Sleeping problems and breathing difficulties at night

How WellO2 can Help Seniors

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The warm steam reduces inflammation in the airways, moisturizes mucous membranes, and transforms mucus into more liquid so it would be simpler to cough out, therefore it will improve your health and quality of life.

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Warm steam reduces mucus and blockage, minimizing the danger of respiratory diseases.

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Counter pressure breathing also helps strengthen respiratory muscles and improves the quality of inhalation and exhalation

Breathing Exercises To Optimize Lung Health in Seniors

How often have you heard the phrase "breathe deeply"? You've probably noticed all through your life that taking a moment to breathe can help you feel more at ease and gain back your composure. Whatever the reason, attempting to control your breathing can be beneficial in a variety of ways, no matter how old you are.

Breathing exercises for seniors have long been regarded as a secret to daily pleasure by everyone from medical professionals and psychologists to yoga instructors and mindfulness experts. By familiarising yourself with breathing exercises in advance, you can call on them when you are most in need. 

Moreover, breathing exercises for seniors can help boost strength and stamina, as well as enhance overall mood and well-being. Adults' blood oxygen levels decrease by up to 20% as they age –making it more difficult to breathe properly and deeply. 

Fortunately, with the help of breathing exercises, older adults can maintain and increase the capacity of the lungs – enabling them to function more effectively.

We've compiled a list of effective breathing exercises that will help older adults increase lung capacity and maintain healthy lung function. They are extremely beneficial to the body and are relatively simple to perform at home.

Deep Breathing

Deep breathing is one of the most strongly recommended breathing exercises for seniors to increase lung capacity and maintain healthy function. It also assists in trying to prevent air from becoming stuck in the lungs. 

Shortness of breath can be caused by trapped air in the lungs, which a deep breathing technique eradicates. To perform lung exercise with deep breathing, you must first:

  1. Sit or stand with your elbows slightly back, allowing your chest to expand.
  2. Take a nice long inhale through your nose.
  3. Hold your breath for five seconds.
  4. Exhale slowly through the nose.
  5. Repeat several times throughout the day.

Pursed Lips Breathing

In addition to being one of the most beneficial breathing exercises for seniors, pursed lips breathing aids in the improvement of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, making it easier for the lungs to operate properly

In order to strengthen the lungs, the pursed lips breathing exercise is highly suggested, and even complete beginners can perform it at home. One of the benefits of this exercise is that it may be performed at any hour of the day or night. All that is required for this procedure is that you have to:

  1. Breathe in the air through the nose slowly. 
  2. Slowly exhale through the pursed lips, as if you were pouting or blowing something.
  3. Exhale at a rate that is two to three times slower than your inhalation rate.
  4. Do the steps over again several times a day.

Seniors should intentionally breathe from their stomachs rather than their chests, and each exhale should be twice as long as the inhale.

Diaphragm Breathing

Also known as belly breathing, this breathing exercise for seniors attempts to optimise air circulation throughout the lungs. The exercise can be done lying down or sitting. Seniors should sit or sleep in a comfortable position and then steadily inhale and exhale through their noses. 

When inhaling correctly, the abdomen, not the chest, should stretch outward. When you exhale, your abdomen should contract inward. Additionally, exhalations should be double the length of inhalations. 

Effective breathing relies heavily on the diaphragm. Muscles can be retrained to operate more efficiently with diaphragmatic breathing exercises for seniors. One of the best ways to build stronger lungs is to perform this exercise. In order to do this, you must:

  1. Take a seat or lie down and relax your shoulders.
  2. Place one hand on the chest and the other on the stomach.
  3. Inhale for two seconds through the nose. If you feel your tummy expanding outwards, you are performing the exercise properly. It is a balanced breathing exercise for seniors since they can practice lying down without putting any other portion of their body under stress.
  4. Purse the lips and slowly exhale through the most while lightly pressing on the tummy. This increases the diaphragm's capacity for air discharge.
  5. Repeat this breathing exercise 2-3 times or as often as possible to strengthen the lungs.

What can help improve breathing exercise for seniors?

Using the WellO2 breathing exercise device along with any other medication or treatment given by your doctor may be beneficial if you suffer from respiratory disorders such as asthma or COPD as well as assist breathing exercise for seniors. Though, always get medical advice before taking any action. 

The WellO2 breathing exercise device has been shown to be extremely beneficial for seniors suffering from the following conditions:

  • Lung deficiency
  • Breathlessness
  • Weakened lung muscles
  • Sleeping troubles including insomnia and snoring
  • Long-term exposure to poor air quality due to the environment and tobacco use

What are the benefits of the WellO2 breathing device?

To support breathing exercise for seniors, the WellO2 breathing exercise device provides numerous benefits in some ways that:

  • Heat from the steam helps to relieve inflammation in the airways, moisten mucous membranes, and turn coughing mucus into more liquid, making it easier to cough it up. As a result, your health and quality of life will improve.
  • Warm steam helps to minimise mucus production and obstruction, reducing the risk of developing respiratory infections.
  • Counter-pressure breathing also helps to strengthen respiratory muscles and enhances the quality of inhalation and exhalation by increasing the amount of air that is taken in.

Once you have your WellO2 device and begin using it on a regular basis, it can further help you to have better respiratory health and improve how well you breathe on a daily basis.

With a breathing exercise device from WellO2, you will be able to reap all of the benefits listed above. Be a part of us and read what others have to say about us.

What do the Seniors say?

Quality Stories from the elderly about their experience with WellO2

From asthma to COPD, WellO2 has been revered by the users to help alleviate symptoms relating to many types of breathing difficulties.

WellO2 has helped our users to recreate their lifestyle of better breathing by only exercising with the WellO2 device for 5 minutes everyday. By using the Nordic Breathing of WellO2 combining steam and counter-pressure technologies, our users have regained the quality of breathing they used to have in the past.

WellO2 is currently undergoing a clinical study in Tampere, Finland for Asthma and COPD
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