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Breathing Exercises for COVID 19

Respiratory Muscle Training Valuable in COVID-19 Patient Recovery

Although we are learning about this new disease daily, interesting new research by Severin et al finds that, “in patients identified as having respiratory muscle impairments, respiratory muscle training may prove valuable in mitigating the health impact of future pandemics.” Severin et al Respiratory Muscle Training The purpose of respiratory muscle training (RMT) is to

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Acclimatisation to high altitude

Acclimatisation to High Altitude – POWERbreathe IMT is Beneficial

There is a Review Article in Frontiers in Physiology that looks into using respiratory/inspiratory muscle training for acclimatisation to altitude. Respiratory muscle training Respiratory muscle training, or RMT, is a programme of exercises that aim to improve the function of the respiratory muscles. Otherwise known as the ‘breathing pump’ muscles, the expiratory muscles and the inspiratory

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POWERbreathe IMT reduces asthma inhaler use

Drug-Free IMT Reduces Use Of Asthma Inhalers

A report claims that switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs. The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, finds that metered-does inhalers contribute approximately 3.9% of the carbon footprint of the NHS. This is due to the hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants found in these asthma inhalers. HFAs, like CFCs

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Mental Wellbeing While on Lockdown

Research is now coming out of China into the effects of lockdown on mental wellbeing. Additionally, a review in The Lancet offers an insight into the psychological outcomes for people in quarantine, including hospital staff. Mental wellbeing during lockdown While staying inside to keep our distance, it’s likely that people will develop a range of

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ActiBreathe home workouts

ActiBreathe Home Workouts – Twice the Workout in Half the Time

ActiBreathe by POWERbreathe is a complete fitness-training programme; ideal for home workouts. It combines the benefits of tried and tested body conditioning exercises with POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). These time-efficient workouts quickly improve physical fitness and stamina, while at the same time strengthening your heart and lungs. This benefits not only your long-term fitness

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POWERbreathe IMT COVID-19

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID19?”

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID-19?”, is a question many of you are asking. A little history first POWERbreathe International Limited have a team working on creating solutions that ultimately help to improve everyone’s breathing, worldwide. POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) is one such solution, for improving breathing muscle strength, stamina and reducing breathing

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Breathing Tips & Fitness Tips While on Lockdown

If you’re missing your workouts at the gym while on lockdown from the coronavirus, then our top fitness and breathing tip is to make POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) your ideal multifunction training tool. Breathing through the hand-held device for 30 breaths twice a day improves your breathing strength and stamina. IMT will stand you

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POWERbreathe Cool-down-recover

POWERbreathe IMT Recovery & Cool Down

POWERbreathe IMT – Reduces Lactate During Exercise & Speeds Up Clearance A POWERbreathe ‘cool-down’ can help to speed lactate clearance even more effectively than traditional active recovery strategies. Lactate is a by-product that accumulates in the tissues and blood during intense exercise, leading to discomfort and muscle fatigue. Research shows that POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training

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POWERbreathe Interval Training

POWERbreathe IMT Interval Training

Periods of hard physical exercise followed by periods of rest that are repeated several times in one training session, is known as Interval Training, and has become a major part of structured training for enhancing athletic performance.   Both the aerobic and anaerobic system is worked during interval training, and a by-product of the high

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POWERbreathe IMT Warm-up

IMT Warm-Up

POWERbreathe Warm-Up Boosts Your Inspiratory Muscle Performance Research has shown that a standard pre-exercise warm-up routine fails to prepare the inspiratory muscles (breathing muscles) for the rigours of exercise1, and laboratory trials on competitive rowers showed that a POWERbreathe warm-up significantly improved rowing performance and reduced breathlessness.2 Neglecting to warm-up the breathing muscles leads to

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