Adaptation for speed is further exhibited in the moulding of the shape of the body so as to present the minimum amount of resistance to the air, as well as in increase in heart and lung capacity to meet the extra expenditure of energy.
These tests are also done before major lung surgery to make sure the patient will not be disabled by having a reduced lung capacity.
Total lung capacity is measured by body plethysmography.
During the test, the child exhales and the spirometer measures the airflow, comparing lung capacity to the normal range for the child's age and race.
The child then inhales a drug that widens the air passages (a short-acting bronchodilator) and the doctor takes another measurement of the lung capacity.
An increase in lung capacity after taking this medication often indicates the asthma symptoms are reversible (a very typical finding in asthma).
Ball State University studied 287 students through 15 weeks of yoga training, and discovered a 10 percent increase in lung capacity.
By focusing on the breath and directing it into the concave side of the spine, the muscles stretch and increase lung capacity.
One of the key benefits of taxing your anaerobic system is an increase in lung capacity.
Slowly but surely, your lung capacity will increase and your aerobic fitness will increase as well.
It will also build up your lung capacity through interval training.
Increased lung capacity helps your body deliver oxygen to your muscles.
Remember, the Cardio portion of your healthy lifestyle is the one that strengthens your heart and maximizes your lung capacity.
Normal results are expressed as a percentage of the predicted lung capacity.
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