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

‘Can Inspiratory Muscle Training help you to recover from COVID-19’ is a theory the INSPIRE trial is investigating. INSPIRE is looking into the ‘Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of INSPIRatory musclE training (IMT) for reducing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC): a sham-controlled randomised controlled trial (RCT) (INSPIRE)’. Symptoms of the coronavirus and long COVID symptoms are responsible for

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Phlegm in lungs - clear naturally with drug-free Shaker

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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Flu season - we have just the thing to help clear chesty mucus

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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Doctor listening to woman's chest on World COPD Day

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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What Is The Breathing System

This brief overview about your breathing system explains what physically happens when you breathe, as well as, what controls your breathing. It also looks at your respiratory system and the muscles you use for breathing. Furthermore, it highlights how breathing training with POWERbreathe IMT has a positive effect on your breathing muscles, by increasing their strength,

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Why Deep Breathing Exercises Are Good For You

Deep breathing exercises encourage the air you breathe in to fully fill your lungs. Also known as diaphragmatic breathing and abdominal breathing, it helps your body to breathe in as much energy giving oxygen as possible, and exchange it for the waste product carbon dioxide. As a result of this deep breathing and full gas

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