POWERbreathe Blog

Gender differences in dimensions of dyspnea in active young adults

RESEARCH: Sex differences in the intensity and qualitative dimensions of exertional dyspnea in physically active young adults Julia M. Cory, Michele R. Schaeffer, Sabrina S. Wilkie et al The purpose of this study was to explore the development of qualitative dimensions of dyspnea in a group of 70 physically active, healthy young adults. The young

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POWERbreathe To Launch New Website

POWERbreathe will be inviting visitors to explore its new website towards the end of November 2015. The new website will not only provide a simpler user experience, enabling visitors to quickly compare and find the most suitable model of POWERbreathe, but it also addresses navigation and functionality that will allow visitors to access as much

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POWERbreathe For Vocalists

POWERbreathe Japan have been supporting several singers with POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training to help them breathe more deeply, control their breath and sustain forceful breathing. Artists who’ll be undertaking their POWERbreahte Inspiratory Muscle Training include singer-songwriters Chika Takahashi and UKO (Yuko), and vocalists Daisuke and Nona. Each artist has their own unique style of singing

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Exercise-Induced Asthma – and POWERbreathe

Pip Windsor from Phsyio2Breathe is an expert with over 20 years’ experience in the treatment of Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD) and Asthma Education and is an MDT Certified BradCliff Method® Practitioner (a structured research-based physiotherapy assessment and treatment programme for breathing pattern disorders). Pip has written this article about Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) for Evolved Physiotherapy

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Breathing at High Altitude

Breathing at High Altitude during Tour de France

Tour de France 2019 is a gruelling event. The 21 stage race begins on the flat. But this isn’t for long. The race winds its way through flat, hilly and finally mountainous terrain. This year, we now know, is one of the most demanding Tour de France races. It includes 7 mountain stages with 5

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Use POWERbreathe To Help Alleviate Side Stitch

A recent article in Triathlete Europe offered advice on how to avoid side stitch, citing diaphragm spasm as one of the most common causes, with spasm of the accessory muscles of breathing, the obliques, another cause. Canadian Running also featured an article about side stitch explaining that as you take in air (while running) your

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POWERbreathe Australia Launches!

A new POWERbreathe website has launched in Australia, developed and designed by our Australian POWERbreathe friends and distributor, for their community of sports people with an interest in improving their performance. Australian Kayaker Jordan Wood, Kayaker/Surf Lifesaver Alyce Burnett and Ironwoman Harriet Brown are already Ambassadors and advocates of POWERbreathe, and the new website should

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Smokers lungs work better after POWERbreathe IMT

Smokers lungs work better after POWERbreathe IMT

This new study investigates the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on smokers and non-smokers. Researchers from Ondokuz Mayıs University and Gaziantep University in Turkey look into how IMT may affect pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in both these groups. Pulmonary function & respiratory muscle strength Pulmonary function indicates how well a person’s lungs are

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Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke

Randomised Clinical Trial: Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Anna Guillen-Solà, Marina Depolo et al The objective of this randomised clinical trial, published in Neurology (Neurology 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001827) is to assess the effectiveness, feasibility, and safety of short-term inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IEMT) in subacute stroke patients. Conclusion: Inspiratory and Expiratory

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