David Vinall - I had no idea how much Powerbreathe would change my life
Posted on February 2, 2012
by PB Admin
I am using my new Powerbreathe Fitness Plus and it is a great help with my fitness training. There is a Gym nearby which is a great help; various classes are available and good equipment to use, which is all helping my training schedule. I am also cycling, so things are going O.K.
Looking back, my love of cycling has helped me remain fairly fit for someone who has had asthma since I was 2 years old, (I am now 74!!!) and it is this interest in cycling that lead me to discover Powerbreathe!
Mary (my wife) and I were out collecting shoeboxes for Link Romania and were headed for North Devon. As we approached Bridgewater I remembered that there is a fantastic cycle shop in Bridgewater called St John Street Cycles, so we went in and had a good look round, this was November 2002. It was here that I picked up a leaflet about Powerbreathe, read it and subsequently bought my first Powerbreathe.
Initially I had no idea how much Powerbreathe would change my life. On a normal day I was using Ventolin or Becotide inhalers and Ventolin tablets 3 times a day, on a good day twice a day. My January New Years Resolution 2003 was to conscientiously use my new Powerbreathe every day twice a day. By mid February 2003 I was feeling much better and was not relying so much on medication and life was much better, in fact by Feb/March I was regularly able to go without medication for a day, sometimes days and I was enjoying life!
In the summer of 2003 we were lucky enough to be able to buy a camper van and have been using it ever since. My medication has changed and reflects improvements in dealing with my asthma; I now use Seretide 125 with an aerochamber as and when required.
When the new Powerbreathe model came out I bought one, it is such an improvement on the original model and my health continued to improve, as you know I am now using my new Powerbreathe Fitness to help me get fit for a Sponsorship Cycle Challenge from Romania to Moldova. In the old days although I have done some rides like the London to Brighton I could not have committed to this latest Challenge.
I am totally convinced that I am fitter and can enjoy a more enjoyable and rewarding lifestyle thanks to my Powerbreathe, I am really pleased that I picked up that leaflet all those years ago.
On many occasions when talking with people with breathing problems Powerbreathe has been recommended and I definitely know that one man immediately bought one for his wife on email. I definitely recommend Powerbreathe - it could change your life, it did for me!
Thank you for a wonderful product.
If POWERbreathe is helping you stay in control of your asthma or is an adjunct to your COPD treatment, then please leave a comment and share your experience - we'd love to hear from you.
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