In the same way that aerobic exercise is beneficial for your heart and muscles, breathing exercises can be beneficial for your lungs.
We are all born knowing the perfect breathing technique. However, most of us pick up some bad habits along the way. If you have asthma, you are at a higher risk of developing non-optimal breathing patterns. Improving your breathing technique can be a game-changer for you.
Breathing exercises can help you to feel less wheezy or short of breath, less stressed and anxious, and more in control.
The goal of our clinically-proven methods for breathing (Asthma CLIMB) is to train your mind and body to use the right breathing technique. To help you climb the highest mountain, as well as reach the most in your life. When your asthma shows its uglier face, all your breathing training will kick in, supporting you to manage your symptoms. It is like practicing martial arts. The more you practice, the easier it will be to use the right technique.
The CLIMB program relies on our adaptation of breathing exercises which have been validated in a clinical study including more than 600 people with proven results in increasing the quality of life!
Follow the programs in the indicated order, and you may notice the benefit as soon as you start practicing. But remember: nothing can be from one day to another, allow yourself the time to practice. Having asthma controlled is a journey, and with Airlyn, you will never feel alone. Your journey will be more pleasant and your life will be better and bigger! Are you keen to start? Join up for our newsletter!
Why clinically proven methods and not any other breathing exercises?
Breathing exercises are suggested for any type of person, with different impacts and for different reasons. There are many exercises that you can find online that are not backed by science. Some of them could make you feel unwell and even cause your asthma to get worse.
That is why we rely on clinically-proven results, to give the best-in-class programs to you. No strings attached. You don’t have to try it to see if it works, other people have tried it already. We know your time is limited and that you can not try everything, so we tried it for you and have evaluated that it works, from a clinical perspective and the results are quite amazing in increasing the quality of life by more than 30%*!
[*] Thomas M, Bruton A, Little P, et al. A randomised controlled study of the effectiveness of breathing retraining exercises taught by a physiotherapist either by instructional DVD or in face-to-face sessions in the management of asthma in adults. Health Technol Assess 2017; 21: 1–162.
We are the first breathing app offering you clinically-proven methods. And you will be part of this revolution that will make your life better in every sense!
What does clinically proven means?
A program that has been “clinically proven” means that it was evaluated in a clinical study. It is the same process that vaccines or medicine go through before entering the market to reduce risks and validate benefits.
There is an external committee that evaluates the study before it starts (ethical committee), a principal investigator (normally a professor & clinician) that oversees the entire study, and other experts involved. The best clinical studies normally involve 2 groups of patients with similar characteristics, one group that tries the breathing exercise program and the other group that does not (control group). After a few months, the investigator evaluates if there are any relevant differences or benefits in the groups.
The clinical study concludes if a program has been validated or not.
What is the evidence?
According to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA report 2022), breathing exercises are considered top evidence (A) for reducing symptoms and increasing the quality of life.
- “Breathing exercises for adults with asthma” by Thayla A SantinoGabriela SS ChavesDiana A FreitasGuilherme AF FregoneziKarla MPP Mendonça. The main conclusion was: breathing exercises may have positive effects on quality of life. hyperventilation symptoms, and lung function in adults with mild to moderate asthma.
- “Physiotherapy breathing retraining for asthma: a randomised controlled trial” by Prof Anne Bruton PhD, Prof Amanda Lee PhD, Prof Lucy Yardley PhD, Prof James Raftery PhD, Emily Arden-Close PhD, Sarah Kirby PhD. The main conclusion was: Breathing retraining programmes improve quality of life in patients with incompletely controlled asthma despite having little effect on lung function or airway inflammation. Such programmes can be delivered conveniently and cost-effectively as a self-guided digital audiovisual programme, so might also reduce health-care costs.