POWERbreathe Blog

  • Pilates Plus IMT Improves Lung Function

    Researchers from Brazil are looking at the effects of combining Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) with Pilates on lung function in elderly women. The reason for this is because ageing affects the respiratory system. In fact, it can change the composition of the...

  • Revolutionise your Sports Performance with Breathing Training

    Your breathing can often be a limiting factor as you exercise, reducing your sports performance. It can let you down, preventing you from performing at your best as you stop to ‘catch your breath’. Consequently, breathing muscle training is a discipline elite...

  • Winter Training Advice

    If we are to believe the news, the UK this year will experience a colder than average winter. But don’t let this deter you from your winter training. Winter Training There are a few things you can do to make your winter training more comfortable. Perform a warm-up...

  • Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2018

    POWERbreathe will close for Christmas and New Year, from 22nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019 inclusive. The last posting dates for your order to arrive in time for Christmas will depend on these parcel delivery services:  Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DHL. (They...

  • Respiratory Muscle-Induced Metaboreflex

    A recent research paper in Experimental Physiology looks into the effect of an increase in inspiratory muscle work on blood flow to inactive and active limbs. It addresses the process of metaboreflex. What is metaboreflex? Metaboreflex is where the body restricts...

  • Can Multiple Sclerosis Affect Breathing

    The automatic nervous system is part of the central nervous system. It controls vital functions, one of which is breathing, which we do without thinking. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, it is unusual for MS to affect the nervous system and...

  • Tips to Improve Breathing

    You may be asking yourself why you need to improve your breathing. It’s a fair question. After all, at rest, you take 12 - 16 breaths per minute without even thinking about it. So just imagine what your breathing would be like if you were to start thinking about...

  • ERS 2018 - POWERbreathe KH2

    This year the ERS International Congress is being held in Paris, France. The ERS 2018 (European Respiratory Society) Congress is the world’s biggest meeting of respiratory experts. It is of interest to researchers, clinicians, GPs and healthcare professionals....

  • New Asthma Treatment for Severe Asthma

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), are consulting again on the safety and efficacy of a new asthma treatment. The new treatment, bronchial thermoplasty, is likely to be offered to adults with severe asthma. The procedure involves applying...

  • S-Index assessment improves inspiratory muscle performance

    S-Index stands for Strength-Index. It is one of the POWERbreathe K-Series’ test modes. Its purpose is to calculate inspiratory muscle strength based upon peak inspiratory flow. Peak Inspiratory Flow (PIF) We can evaluate improvements in inspiratory muscle strength...