But incorrect use of this machine can also spoil your exercise effort. So today we will tell you what mistake you are doing while exercising through spirometer and how to correct it. Let’s know the right way to exercise through spirometer.
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what is spirometer
A spirometer is a machine that is used to measure the efficiency of the lungs. Usually it is used by those people who have had some kind of lung infection or have been cured by getting infected with the Kovid virus. Through this machine the person breathes and exhales.
When a person breathes, the ball or piston inside it moves upwards. Through which it is known whether your lungs are taking oxygen properly or not. If you are also using this device, then keep in mind that do not use it in front of any other person at all.
how to use spirometer
Through the spirometer machine, you can do both inhalation and exhalation. You just have to keep it straight while inhaling and keep it upside down while exhaling. Let’s know how to use it
- First of all, sit straight on the edge of a chair or bed.
- Now you have to hold the spirometer in front of your eyes.
- After this you have to put its mouthpiece in the mouth. Keep in mind that during this time you close it completely so that the air does not come out during inhalation or exhalation.
- Now you have to breathe slowly, the higher the ball goes in this, the better it will be. You have to do this five times.
- After this you have to reverse the spirometer and exhale.
- During this, the ball should come as high as it came while breathing. Repeat this for at least 10 times and then take rest.
Dizziness or shortness of breath
If you feel dizzy or short of breath while exercising with this machine, then stop exercising immediately. Apart from this, you repeat this only 10 to 12 times at the same time. Do not try to overdo this exercise. Let us now know about the mistakes that occur while using the spirometer.
Exercise only after being relaxed
Do you relax a little before using the spirometer? If yes then this method is correct and if not then it can spoil your situation. Therefore, whenever you exercise with a spirometer, relax for a while before that. Only then will you get the benefit of this exercise and you will also be able to do the exercise properly.
stop breathing or not
While using the spirometer, you have to make full use of your potential while inhaling and exhaling. If you don’t do this, you won’t get as much profit as you could have. Also, do not make the mistake of holding your breath while using the spirometer. This can give you the wrong results of the exercise. Just do the exercise slowly and keep pushing your limits.
what position was noticed
This is the most common mistake when using a spirometer. Do not pay attention to your sitting position while doing this exercise. Keep in mind that during this you have to keep your waist straight and shoulders should be open in front. Sloping shoulders and sloping waist can reduce the effect of this exercise. Apart from this, you will not be able to fully utilize the capacity of your lungs.
Mistake in holding spirometer
There are many people who think that the spirometer is only used for breathing. Whereas it is used for both inhalation and exhalation. You have to hold it upside down while inhaling and straighten it while exhaling.