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Deep breathing exercises

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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Improving Lung Health

Improving your lung health is promoted annually on World Lung Day. This is an awareness day, organised by FIRS (Forum of International Respiratory Societies), for promoting better lung health, globally. The reason this is so important is because having healthy lungs will make your body work more effectively. Your lung health To ensure you keep

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Intention To Tender Design Consultancy

Invitation To Tender Invitation to tender POWERbreathe International 2020: New Product Concept Design Stage 1Project Code: PBIISA082020September 2020 1. BACKGROUND POWERbreathe International Ltd offers drug free, evidence-based, breathing rehabilitation and respiratory products. Recognised as global leaders in breathing rehabilitation technology developed by working closely with world leading Human Performance Scientists; Medical Practitioners; Electronic and Design

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Respiratory Muscle Training Valuable in COVID-19 Patient Recovery

Although we are learning about this new disease daily, interesting new research by Severin et al finds that, “in patients identified as having respiratory muscle impairments, respiratory muscle training may prove valuable in mitigating the health impact of future pandemics.” Severin et al Respiratory Muscle Training The purpose of respiratory muscle training (RMT) is to

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Acclimatisation to high altitude

Acclimatisation to High Altitude – POWERbreathe IMT is Beneficial

There is a Review Article in Frontiers in Physiology that looks into using respiratory/inspiratory muscle training for acclimatisation to altitude. Respiratory muscle training Respiratory muscle training, or RMT, is a programme of exercises that aim to improve the function of the respiratory muscles. Otherwise known as the ‘breathing pump’ muscles, the expiratory muscles and the inspiratory

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POWERbreathe IMT reduces asthma inhaler use

Drug-Free IMT Reduces Use Of Asthma Inhalers

A report claims that switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs. The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, finds that metered-does inhalers contribute approximately 3.9% of the carbon footprint of the NHS. This is due to the hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants found in these asthma inhalers. HFAs, like CFCs

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Woman taking a break to improve the mental health during COVID

Mental Health During COVID

Research is coming out of China into the effects of lockdown on mental health during COVID. Additionally, a review in The Lancet offers an insight into the psychological outcomes for people in quarantine, including hospital staff. Mental health during lockdown While staying inside to keep our distance, it’s likely that people will develop a range

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ActiBreathe home workouts

ActiBreathe Home Workouts – Twice the Workout in Half the Time

ActiBreathe by POWERbreathe is a complete fitness-training programme; ideal for home workouts. It combines the benefits of tried and tested body conditioning exercises with POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). These time-efficient workouts quickly improve physical fitness and stamina, while at the same time strengthening your heart and lungs. This benefits not only your long-term fitness

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POWERbreathe IMT COVID-19

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID19?”

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID-19?”, is a question many of you are asking. A little history first POWERbreathe International Limited have a team working on creating solutions that ultimately help to improve everyone’s breathing, worldwide. POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) is one such solution, for improving breathing muscle strength, stamina and reducing breathing

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Breathing for focus using the 4-4-8 breathing technique

The 4-4-8 breathing technique is a basic breathing technique which is designed to help you relax and focus. This technique is great if you feel stressed or tense. Using this technique will help you get rid of the tension so you can focus on what you need to do. No matter what your goal is,

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Omega-3 The truth behind fish oils

If you engage in intense and sustained exercise – things like wrestling, or boot camp, or martial arts – you know that sometimes it’s hard to “catch your breath”. Your lungs are working as hard as they can, but you wonder if they’re really going to give you the oxygen you need or collapse and

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Running with COPD

Running With COPD

When people are out running they can sometimes struggle when trying to draw in oxygen to cope with the demands the body is placing on them.  This would be normally be associated with someone who is physically out of shape. However, if the symptoms persist then it could be more medically related and it is

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Inspiratory Muscle Training

What is Inspiratory Muscle Training?

Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) is a course of therapy that consists of a series of breathing exercises. The aim of POWERbreathe IMT is to strengthen your respiratory muscles, making it easier for you to breathe. Inspiratory Muscle Training Benefits Everyone People who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD will benefit from POWERbreathe IMT. However,

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breathing tips whilst you self-isolate

Breathing Tips For Keeping You Well During Lockdown

There is one hugely beneficial thing you can do during lockdown; exercise your breathing muscles to become stronger. This is easy to do with a POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training device, or breathing trainer. It is one of our top breathing tips. It will not only help to maintain your fitness level, but it can help

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Cycling Tips for Training Like an Olympian

Cycling Tips for Training Like an Olympian

Olympic track cycling involves intense acceleration and sprinting at high speeds. These sprint races require a combination of tactics and power for the six track Velodrome cycling events. Olympic road cycling however requires stamina to endure the long distances. This applies to both the road race and the individual time trials. Cycling tips for training

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