I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?
Breath exercises. Specific breathing exercises have been shown to help asthmatics improve their lung function and decrease their use of rescue inhalers. You can watch on you tube specific breath exercises that help you expand your full lung capacity. Most of us breathe only using the bottom 1/3 of the lung, learning to use the full lung is important for all but especially people for lung disease.
Yes they help. Specific breathing exercises targeting lung capacity has been shown to be helpful to patients who suffer from chronic inflammatory lung diseases. These are quick exercises to increase total lung capacity, most of us only use the bottome 1/3 to 1/2 of our lungs to breathe. Patients with chronic lung inflammation use less. This can decrease rescue and steroid use over time if done regularly.