Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training: Vigorous Breaths Boost Heart, Brain
You are probably already doing this when you run, ride, hike, or ski, but might be something of interest to less active family members and friends:
Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST)...is designed to only take up five minutes a day. Essentially, IMST is strength training for the muscles we use to breathe. Across two presentations on Sunday and Monday, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder explained how early trials suggest that IMST lowers blood pressure, improves blood vessel health, improves cognitive health, and increases exercise tolerance time.
Sometimes exercise just sucks!