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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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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

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-self-isolation

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

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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POWERbreathe Cool-down-recover

POWERbreathe IMT Recovery & Cool Down

POWERbreathe IMT – Reduces Lactate During Exercise & Speeds Up Clearance A POWERbreathe ‘cool-down’ can help to speed lactate clearance even more effectively than traditional active recovery strategies. Lactate is a by-product that accumulates in the tissues and blood during intense exercise, leading to discomfort and muscle fatigue. Research shows that POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training

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POWERbreathe Interval Training

POWERbreathe IMT Interval Training

Periods of hard physical exercise followed by periods of rest that are repeated several times in one training session, is known as Interval Training, and has become a major part of structured training for enhancing athletic performance.   Both the aerobic and anaerobic system is worked during interval training, and a by-product of the high

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POWERbreathe IMT Warm-up

IMT Warm-Up

POWERbreathe Warm-Up Boosts Your Inspiratory Muscle Performance Research has shown that a standard pre-exercise warm-up routine fails to prepare the inspiratory muscles (breathing muscles) for the rigours of exercise1, and laboratory trials on competitive rowers showed that a POWERbreathe warm-up significantly improved rowing performance and reduced breathlessness.2 Neglecting to warm-up the breathing muscles leads to

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History of POWERbreathe

History of POWERbreathe

1996 – The Journey Begins In 1996 leading Sports Scientists at Loughborough University (England, UK) recognised that breathing not only presents a limitation to athletes but also impacts on the exercise tolerance in patients with respiratory illness and healthy people. Pioneering research was undertaken by the group with positive outcomes resulting in the initial product

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