Free-diving training for COPD patients?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

What happened when COPD patients participated in a training programme based around free-diving inspired breathing techniques? The training techniques and protocol were specifically developed for the study, with a goal of reducing anxiety and discomfort while enhancing exercise capacity and daily physical activity.

Borg et al. (2021) report that participants increased their distance walked in 6 minutes by 48m and that there was significant reduction noted on the COPD self-efficacy scale. Read more about this interesting study:

We were very pleased to note that a Vitalograph Spirometer was used in this study.