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Tuesday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback And The Dual Benefits It Could Have On Athletes With Asthma

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Asthma and exercise-induced asthma seem to be a prevalent issue for many athletes. Numerous college and professional athletes suffer from asthma and have to find ways to cope with it on a daily basis. Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback has been shown to decrease the symptoms of asthma in studies done in general groups. It has also been shown to increase the peak performance of many athletes by helping them recover more quickly. Since HRV biofeedback could decrease the symptoms of asthma and increase peak performance for athletes, there may be a dual benefit to the use of HRVB with athletes who experience symptoms of asthma. This study will look at two groups; athletes that suffer from asthma and athletes that do not suffer from asthma. Both groups will receive HRV training to attempt to increase their HRV but to also see if it effects those with asthma differently. By comparing the two group’s peak performance, it could be seen that those with asthma may see a better performance outcome due to increased peak performance and reduced symptoms.

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sherrill Center Concourse

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