POWERbreathe Blog

  • Beat Flu Symptoms this Winter

    Influenza, or flu as it's more commonly known, is around all year. However here in the U.K. at this time of year we start thinking about ‘seasonal flu’, so called because it is common in the winter months. Symptoms Main symptoms include a high temperature,...

  • RAF Charity Ride - 3 Peaks of Briançon

    The 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Ride is a team of four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight. The RAF team challenge Andy, Matty, Chris and Lance are all amateur cyclists. They are challenging themselves to climb and conquer three...

  • IMT associated with Improved Inspiratory Muscle Strength in Fontan Circulation patients

    Like other forms of heart failure, low cardiac output and raised central venous pressure is what characterises the Fontan Circulation. However unlike other forms of heart failure, in Fontan circulation patients the primary limitation is absence of a subpulmonary...

  • Effects of work of breathing on blood flow during exercise

    Published in Experimental Physiology this research sought to simultaneously assess leg and respiratory muscle blood flow during intense exercise while manipulating the work of breathing (WOB). Researchers from Canada & Brazil hypothesised: Increasing the...

  • New Trial into Effects of IMT in COPD Patients

    A new clinical trial will be looking at the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on shortness of breath (dyspnea) and postural control in patients with COPD. Shortness of breath in patients with COPD Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder...

  • Heart Transplant Patient Represents Country in Triathlon

    After years of waiting, Patricia Fonseca from Brazil has undergone a heart transplant. And after several months of recovery Patricia represented her country at the XX1 Malaga-Spain World Transplant Games 2017.  The event she entered is the triathlon; swimming,...

  • Obese adolescents feel exercise is easier after breathing training

    New research has found that respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) reduces the O2 cost of cycling and perceived exertion in obese adolescents. Oxygen cost reduces during cycling effort in obese adolescents Research published in the American Journal of Physiology...

  • Staff floored by POWERbreathe in Portugal

    Lying on the floor giggling, Claudia is having a lesson in diaphragmatic breathing from fellow team member Pedro. Claudia and Pedro are members of team POWERbreathe Portugal, and Duncan from POWERbreathe UK popped over to visit them. Pedro is a singer and so...

  • Rowing performance & breathing improves with POWERbreathe IMT

    Patricia Carswell‏, a.k.a Girl on the River, recently won 'Highly Commended 2017’ for Sports and Fitness at the UK Blog Awards. She's a freelance journalist and specialises in health, fitness and lifestyle. Furthermore she enjoys rowing, and it is thanks...

  • POWERbreathe K5 Wins Best Innovation For Human Performance Award

    The Best Innovation For Human Performance Award is one of the awards being sponsored by FitnessCompared at Elevate this year. What is Elevate? Elevate is the biggest cross-sector physical activity, health and performance event in the UK. It brings together policy...