Last week I was called-on by the President and the VP of Operations of Lunar Health and Wellness in Newport Beach. They cited studies of how “altitude training” has been found as a natural means to help improve fitness and endurance. Being an endurance athlete, my curiosity was piqued. But as I did a little more research I realized that the wellness component would have more lasting benefits for me. I thought of two issues that I have been dealing with for years— sleep issues and exercise- induced asthma.
According to some of the data CVAC – Cyclic Variations in Altitude Conditioning will help me sleep better. By default getting more and better sleep every night will help me become a better athlete, right? My other issue is exercise- induced asthma. When I climb I can hold high intensity but as soon as I crest and the intensity wanes, I begin coughing uncontrollably.. In the past, I was prescribed two types of inhalers, one as a daily dose and the other as needed during coughing attacks. I don’t want to carry an inhaler nor do I want to be dependent on medication. CVAC potentially offers me a drug- free option at dealing with these two issues. And if that makes me a better endurance athlete in the process wouldn’t that be a bonus?
I’d like to hear from you — how many of you have heard of this technology and what are your thoughts?