Breathing Facts

  • Menopause is associated with accelerated lung function decline

    New research finds that menopausal women may experience an increase in lung function decline. Menopause is Associated with Accelerated Lung Function Decline is published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Cause of the menopause As...

  • Breathe better and get fitter

    Breathlessness is a common feature of lung and heart disease, but as we know all too well, it’s also a feature of normal exercise. Research has shown that the strength of the inspiratory muscles has a direct influence on how hard we can breathe and how breathless...

  • Causes Of Inspiratory Muscle Weakness

    Weak inspiratory muscles can be the result of a number of causes, including disease, but the amount of ‘exercise’ they receive has a huge influence upon their condition. We use the phrase 'use it or lose it' to describe the best way to off-set problems that...

  • Benefits Of Inspiratory Only vs Inspiratory And Expiratory Muscle Training

    With research papers and meta-analyses having shown the scientific benefits of training your inspiratory muscles with POWERbreathe for fitness and sports, health and lifestyle and medical issues related to breathing problems, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch...

  • How The Inspiratory Muscles Contribute To The Breathing Process

    The diaphragm and chest wall muscles act together like a bellows to pump air in and out of the chest. To breathe in these muscles contract to expand the chest cavity, causing a pressure drop into which the air flows. To breathe out, you simply relax these 'inspiratory'...