How To Breathe Better!
The team speak to cardiopulmonary physiotherapist Samantha Holtzhausen about the role of effective breathing in life and exercise. Holtzhausen explains why good breathing can aid performance, reduce illness and even make you happier, and then gives some practical advice on how to improve your breathing.
Caught My Eye Topic:
A paper that describes the second wind in patients with McArdle’s disease, who can’t break down glycogen: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24651984/#:~:text=Patients%20with%20McArdle's%20disease%20(McA,a%20few%20minutes%20of%20exercise.
Another more recent study on McArdle Disease, including the case that was described on the show, whose HR and effort levels both drop when the oxidative fuel supply kick in: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/782745
On Breathing For Exercise
Website on the concepts discussed on show: https://www.bradcliff.com/
Samantha Holtshauzen on Instagram: @samanthaholtz, @nhhpulmonaryrehab
Her practice on Facebook: NHH Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Practice website: www.nhhphysio.co.za
Articles on the breathing issues discussed:
Breathing pattern disorders and physiotherapy: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265887552_Breathing_pattern_disorders_and_physiotherapy_inspiration_for_our_profession
Breathing chemistry and carbon dioxide: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242546547_Better_Chemistry_Through_Breathing_The_Story_of_Carbon_Dioxide_and_How_It_Can_Go_Wrong
Respiratory health in susceptible athletes: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2020/11/26/13993003.03722-2020
Managing respiratory problems in athletic individuals: https://thorax.bmj.com/content/77/6/540Get bonus content on Patreon
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