POWERbreathe Blog

  • Basketball increases respiratory work which impedes performance

    A new original article in the Porto Biomedical Journal looks into the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in female basketball players. Female basketball players and inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF) This new randomised controlled trial from Portugal...

  • Skiing longer without losing your breath

    This article in Ski Magazine suggests that breathing exercises can improve your skiing performance. Skiing for longer by breathing better The type of breathing exercises the article refers to is POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). It also refers to...

  • Menopause is associated with accelerated lung function decline

    New research finds that menopausal women may experience an increase in lung function decline. Menopause is Associated with Accelerated Lung Function Decline is published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Cause of the menopause As...

  • Christmas 2016 - Last Posting Dates

    The last despatch date for delivery in time for Christmas 2016 will be 22nd December. (Orders must be placed before 2pm). We will try our best to get all orders placed before 19th December delivered before Christmas. Please visit our delivery partners for last...

  • Athletes Do Not Condition Inspired Air More Effectively than Non-athletes

    There is a study that aims to assess athletes’ ability to warm and humidify inspired air. This study is published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. It is called, Athletes do not condition inspired air more effectively than non-athletes during...

  • Para-Cyclist Leon Selva and POWERbreathe

    We recently met up with para-cyclist Leon Selva at his home earlier in November. Leon is training hard with the intention of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Para-cyclist Leon As a result of a terrible accident and with a positive frame of mind, Leon...

  • Post-stroke exercise tolerance improves after RMT

    Many conditions may develop post-stroke. There are common conditions that improve over time and with rehabilitation. These include physical conditions, cognitive impairment and how you feel emotionally. Physical conditions post-stroke Although everyone will experience...

  • Phlegm in lungs - clear naturally with drug-free Shaker

    You will usually find phlegm in the back of the throat or in the lungs. It is produced by the lower airways. Mucus on the other hand will normally be found in the mucous membranes inside the nose. It acts like a filter protecting your lungs as you inhale....

  • Running improves with breathing control

    This article in Women’s Running discusses ways of improving breathing control while running. Better breathing will help you run better and improve your performance. Control your breathing to improve your running Your breathing may feel laboured while running....

  • Improve your tennis performance with POWERbreathe

    Tennis requires a blend of aerobic fitness, strength, power and agility, with the intensity of an average game ranging from just 20% of maximal oxygen uptake, to almost 90%. The duration of a rally in tennis is the main determinant of exercise intensity (longer...