Articles written by Vanessa Potter

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New Website Launching Very Soon

Here at POWERbreathe we will very soon be launching our brand new website. The design is easier to navigate and includes new features and improvements in functionality. Your feedback was helpful in the creation of our new website. We hope therefore that you like it as much as we do. New Website Launch As well as

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Being overweight doesn’t have to prevent you from being physically active

According to the World Obesity Federation, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Almost every country in the world is experiencing the effects of the obesity epidemic. And the World Obesity Federation believe that overweight and obesity levels will continue to rise. Physically active when overweight People who are overweight often experience shortness of breath. Furthermore, they

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Don’t let obesity slow you down at work – POWERbreathe!

Published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), this study reveals how workers with obesity “may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.” The study focuses on industrial environments where tasks are repetitive and controlled. However, it could also apply to roles that require a certain level

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Breathing Facts

It’s a breathing fact that there are differences in breathing capacity between the sexes. For instance, females have disproportionately smaller radial rib cage dimensions and shorter diaphragm compared to males, making it harder to move air in and out of the lungs. But it’s not only this that affects the amount of lung capacity we have, but

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Conformity Declarations for POWERbreathe Products – UKCA and CE

A Declaration of Conformity is an essential, legal document stating that products meet all of the requirements of the applicable UK and EU directives and regulations. A new conformity declaration mark, the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed), is being phased in from 1st January 2021 to replace the CE mark in the UK. This is

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Is POWERbreathe Any Good? A Review By Paramedic, Gary Thornton

“Is POWERbreathe any good?” you may ask. With the response we receive from users who write to us or share with us their stories via our Facebook and Instagram pages, the answer is a resounding yes. This is because decades of research, meta-analysis and scientific trials have proven its efficacy in health, medical, fitness and

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Does POWERbreathe Really Work? A Review By Shaun Wray

Have you found yourself asking, “does POWERbreathe really work?”. Well, POWERbreathe has decades of research, meta-analysis, scientific trials and review articles behind it that have shown its efficacy in health, medical, fitness and sports. So there’s definitely the evidence to show that it does strengthen the breathing muscles. This is beneficial because weak inspiratory muscles can be

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Can Inspiratory Muscle Training Help You Recover From COVID-19?

Symptoms of the coronavirus and long COVID symptoms are responsible for the rise in interest in respiratory rehabilitation. This is because this new coronavirus is causing lung complications that can cause long-term lung damage. However, just as regular cardio exercise improves heart health, so breathing exercises improve lung health. Breathing exercises make the lungs function

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How to get rid of phlegm in throat & lungs naturally

Phlegm or mucus? 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. To clear it you simply blow your

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Respiratory Illness in the Colder Weather

If you have a respiratory illness, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) or asthma, then the cold air that accompanies the change in season might affect you when you venture outdoors. Respiratory consultant Dr Mat Jones at Nevill Hall hospital says, “Patients with airway diseases, particularly asthma often have hyper-responsive airways which are susceptible

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Home Remedy to Lower Blood Pressure

This research, ‘Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain’ investigates the effects of just 30 breaths of inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST). The University of Colorado Boulder are looking to see if the POWERbreathe K-Series could lower blood pressure and reduce heart attack risk. With positive results so far, training your breathing with POWERbreathe

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Beat Flu Symptoms this Winter

Influenza, or flu as it’s more commonly known, is around all year. However, here in the U.K. from December onwards we start thinking about ‘seasonal flu’, so called because it is common in the winter months. Symptoms Main symptoms include a high temperature, feeling tired and achy, and a chesty cough. All of these things start

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Living Well With COPD On World COPD Day

World COPD Day (celebrated on the third Wednesday of November every year) aims to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by improving care across the globe. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease which causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is also a collective name for a variety of lung diseases, such as

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What Happens When You Breathe

In our blog, What Is The Breathing System, we take a look at what makes up your respiratory system. In this blog we look at what physically happens when you breathe. Therefore, we’ll be looking at inhalation (breathing in) and exhalation (breathing out). Furthermore, we’ll be looking at how POWERbreathe IMT helps you to strengthen the

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Benefit Your Breathing During COVID Lockdown

Want to do something positive during COVID 19 lockdown? Then why not take a look at your breathing. For the duration of lockdown, if you started to exercise your breathing muscles, in 4 weeks time your breathing will thank you for it. Yes, 4-weeks is long enough to make a difference. Scientific trials into POWERbreathe

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