Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • How POWERbreathe has affected my training

    Since my last blog I have been continuing with the Powerbreathe 30 breaths. Having started with the resistance at the lowest level and struggling initially to complete the full 30, I have seen progress in that I now can manage 30 with the resistance up to level...

  • Madeline Simon (MS) - I've had some familiar warning signs of my Multiple Sclerosis

    This week I got some firm and familiar warning signs of my Multiple Sclerosis (MS): I’ve had dull pins and needles in my big toes and they feel heavy. This sensation moved up my legs to just below my knees at the beginning of the week. I’m in my 5th year without...

  • Respiratory training with the POWERbreathe

    Hello, my name is Anthony Mayatt and I am a personal trainer  and owner of  BreatheFitness. I was approached by POWERbreathe who asked me if I would be interested in trialling one of their POWERbreathe devices for a period of one month to see if my respiratory...

  • Increase your lung efficiency with exercise

    Exercising on a regular basis is critical for fitness. Regular aerobic exercise is essential for cardiovascular fitness as the exercise reduces the amount of work the lungs need to do. However, you cannot increase your lung capacity with regular exercise and if...

  • Breathing difficulty, symptoms and treatment

    If you are someone who suffers from shortness of breath, have trouble breathing or find you have to put in more effort to breathe, then you probably have a respiratory illness or some form of lung disease such as emphysema, COPD or asthma.  Whether you are resting,...

  • Five COPD treatment tips to control the quality of your indoor air

    Indoor air can be just as polluted as outdoor air. Even more so. For those who suffer from COPD and other respiratory illnesses, spending time indoors is not by choice. This is why it is important that the quality of the indoor air is as pollution free as possible. To...

  • Olympic Torchbearer Nick visited POWERbreathe Towers today

    POWERbreathe Classic user Nick Howden-Steenstra, 18, and his good friend Alex Hutchinson, 19, visited POWERbreathe Towers this morning to fill us in about the challenge they’ve chosen to undertake: celebrating the coming of the Olympics from Greece to London...

  • Cold weather affects my POWERbreathe training

    A rather sad update this week with the harrowing news that I ended up getting ill at the back end of last week and it has taken the week to get over. It all happened because of this rubbish cold weather we are enduring. I know the cold affects people in different...

  • Madeline Simon (MS) - No POWERbreathe training last week

    My cerebella tremors have been a real pain and I have been feeling quite exhausted. But I know when I start feeling like this the best answer is to exercise and hopefully it will pass. Mind you sometimes that’s easier said than done. My POWERbreathe routine...

  • Modern Health and Fitness - POWERbreathe practice has slowed

    My day job as a nurse is in teaching patients with Growth Hormone deficiency how to use their fancy electronic device that gives them daily injections of Growth Hormone.  A lot of my patients are children and the new gadget is great fun for the first few weeks...