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Breathing Exercises for Relaxation or COPD – Ask Doctor Jo

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Holding Your Breath Longer, or COPD: http://www.AskDoctorJo.com These simple breathing exercises are great for people with COPD or for people who want to be able to hold their breath longer like swimmers or surfers. These are also great for relaxation. For more physical therapy videos or to see a blog post about this video, visit http://www.askdoctorjo.com/content/breathing-exercises-copd-or-holding-your-breath-longer

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Pulmonary exercises are very important to people with COPD or even people looking to have stronger lungs. Many breathing techniques can also reduce stress and relax your body. With all breathing exercises, inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth with your lips pursed.

The first breathing exercise is very simple. Breath in through your nose for 2 seconds and breath out through your mouth with pursed lips for 4 seconds. Do this 10 times.

Now you are going to move your arms with the breathing to loosen up the muscles around your chest area. Put your arms out in front of you and clasp your hands together. Take a deep breath in through your nose, and as you are breathing out through your mouth, twist your trunk, moving your arms side to side. Repeat this 5 times.

Next is the “chicken wing” exercise. Place your hands on your shoulders, which will make you look like you have chicken wings. Take a deep breath in and make circles with your arms as you are breathing out. Repeat this 5 times.

Breathing with your diaphragm, or belly breathing, is a great way to relax. Instead of your chest rising when you breath, you want your stomach to move in and out. To make sure you are doing this correctly, you can place your hands on your stomach with your fingers almost interlocking. When you breathe in and out, your fingers should get closer together and further apart. Do this 5 times.

Finally is a technique that helps push out all your reserve oxygen and helps get your lungs stronger. You want to forcefully blow all your air out of your lungs. At the end, you will hold your breath and swallow or try to breathe back in without taking a breath. This will make a suction like feeling in the notch at your throat. Try to hold it as long as you can, but since you have pushed all the air out, it might not be for very long. When you take a breath in, it will make a suction like noise if you have done it right. Repeat 5 times.

DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can’t possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.
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7 Best Knee Strengthening Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo

These knee strengthening exercises don’t require using a lot of weights. If you have knee pain, consider using knee compression sleeves to help increase circulation and reduce swelling & pain. Purchase the Titan Compression knee sleeves here: http://amzn.to/2pojTED (affiliate link)

Knee compression sleeves will also give the knees some compression during the exercises to help the healing process.

The first exercise to help strengthen the knee is a short arc quad (SAQ), this is a great way to get started without doing to much to the knee. It helps strengthen the quad muscles with extend or straighten the knee.

The next knee strengthening exercises are a bridging series including a regular bridge, bridging with a band, and bridging squeezing into a ball. These all are great for the hamstrings, glutes, and surrounding muscles of the knee and hips.

Then you will do a long arc quad (LAQ), this is like the SAQ, but it is a longer arch with works the quad muscles in a bigger range of motion.

The final two exercises for the knee are a squat and a squat with a band. Squats do a great job of strengthen all of the lower leg muscles including hamstrings, quads, glutes, hip flexors, and others.

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Exercises for Aching Joints

Exercises for Aching Joints. Part of the series: Yoga & Fitness. Exercises for aching joints often start in the seated position. Find out about great exercises for aching joints with help from an experienced fitness and yoga professional in this free video clip. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/video/1004826-exercises-aching-joints/

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10 Best Physio Exercises to Ease Knee Pain

Our 10 best exercises in the most effective combination to relieve knee pain. We prescribe these exercises to our patients and encourage frequent participation. Follow the exercises in Real-Time, simply repeat what you see as you watch our model go through the full routine. Typically, our exercises are suitable for knee pain arising from a number of causes such as arthritis, and overuse injuries.
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Twelve Rivers Qigong – exercises for the organ meridians – full 20 minute practice session

Twelve Rivers Qigong - exercises for the organ meridians - full 20 minute practice session

These are the Twelve Rivers exercises for the organs and meridians.

This video is part of a comprehensive 12 week online qigong training course from Long White Cloud Qigong (LWCQ). You can check out the whole course organized conveniently for you here:

Qigong Foundation Practices

In this course you will learn important foundation practices for qigong:
• Meditation and Mindfulness
• Breathing
• Posture
• Energy Awareness
You will apply these skills to set of twelve qigong exercises designed to make you healthy, strong and vital. There is one exercise for each of the main organs and meridians in the body in this set of exercises.

I hope you enjoy the course!

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Ankle Strengthening Exercises & Stretches – Ask Doctor Jo

Ankle Strengthening Exercises & Stretches - Ask Doctor Jo

Ankle Strengthening Exercises & Stretches: http://www.AskDoctorJo.com These ankle strengthening exercises can help rehab your ankle or improve your overall balance and gait. Using a resistive band can help increase your strength with a 4-way ankle exercise routine. To see Doctor Jo’s detailed blog post about this video, visit http://www.askdoctorjo.com/content/ankle-strengthening-exercises

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Your ankles are very important with balance. Many times when your ankles become weak, you get very poor balance, and sometimes even have a hard time walking. This video shows you some exercises to strengthen your ankles.

This is a simple 4-way ankle exercise with a resistive band. Start off my propping your ankle up or hang your foot off the bed or table so your heel doesn’t touch the floor. Put the band around the ball of your foot for good resistance. First, push your foot down and up. This is called ankle plantar flexion. Next you want to wrap the band around your other foot. Now you will have resistance pulling out. This is ankle eversion. Next you are going to cross your foot over the foot with the band as seen in the video, and pull your foot inward. This is ankle inversion. Finally, you can use a table leg or heavy chair as your anchor. Wrap it around and pull the band towards you. Pull your foot up towards your head. This is called ankle dorsiflexion. Start off with 10-15 times. If you get to 20-25 and it is easy, increase the resistive band.

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DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can’t possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.
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3 Exercises you can Start Doing Today to Burn Fat

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If you want to start burning fat today, check out HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). With HIIT, you do shorter bursts of high intensity exercises with periods of “active rest” in between.

An easy way to get started with HIIT is to take some traditional exercises and give them a plyometric element. This video will show you how to do that with three basic bodyweight exercises: squats, stationary lunges, burpees.

Here’s a short example of what each look like:

1) Squats – add a slight jump when you come up from your squat to turn them into Pop-Squats.
2) Stationary Lunges – add a jump when you come up from your lunge and land ready to perform a lunge with your opposite leg to turn them into Jump Lunges.
3) Bupees – a burpee by itself is a great plyometric exercise that is simple to do and can be modified to include things like push-ups.

Work the three of these into a quick circuit, where you do something like this:

Jog in place – 40 seconds
Pop-Squats – 20 seconds
Jog in place – 40 Seconds
Jump Lunges -20 seconds
Jog in place – 40 seconds
Burpees – 20 seconds

Repeat this circuit 2-3 times, with a minute cool down jog after the last round for a workout that is only 7-10 minutes long, but will leave you sweating hard.

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