COVID-19 and the importance of strengthening the diaphragm

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Strengthening the muscle associated with a person’s respiratory system could be beneficial should one catch COVID-19. 

On Wednesday, Dr. Mary Gillis, D.Ed., demonstrated a breathing technique designed to engage the diaphragm, which is a muscle that aids in breathing. She also discussed why this exercise is helpful.  

Gillis also talked about the importance of starting off slow and why a person should build diaphragm strength incrementally over time. She also said to make certain to check with your doctor before trying out this exercise as it’s not meant for everyone. 

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