POWERbreathe Blog

  • Metaboreflex & Performance in Elite Female Soccer

    ECSS is the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Part of its purpose is to promote junior scientists and foster state-of-the-art research. And in order to do this, ECSS have created the Young Investigators Award (YIA). This award-winning research, presented...

  • Tennis Players’ Endurance Improves after POWERbreathe IMT

    New research shows tennis players’ endurance and strength improves after Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). The research from Pune, India, is in the International Journal of Current Research (February 2018). What affects tennis performance The main characteristics...

  • Asthma - how it affects breathing

    Asthma is a long-term breathing condition that affects the airways. These are the small tubes that transport air in and out of the lungs. It’s these tubes that become inflamed when they come into contact with something that ‘irritates’ them. Consequently,...

  • Get Fit Quick

    One of the most popular New Year resolutions is to get fitter and healthier, quickly. But staying fit and healthy is more difficult. However the latest trend for HIIT can help. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It will help you get fit quick....

  • Heart Failure Awareness Week 2018

    What does heart failure feel like? According to the British Heart Foundation, there are over half a million people in the UK living with heart failure (HF). They say they experience: Shortness of breath, not only during an activity but also at rest. Swollen...

  • Fin-Swimming Performance Improves after RMT

    Fin swimming is the closest you’ll get to being a mermaid, thanks to the use of the fin that propels the athlete through the water. Athletes use both floating and breathing equipment to race. In fact fin-swimming involves four techniques, each determining a type...

  • Hospitalised Patients Benefit from POWERbreathe IMT

    A new clinical trial in Brazil has found that POWERbreathe IMT improves inspiratory muscle strength and shortens the length of stay in hospitalised patients. Objective The aim of this double-blind randomised controlled trial is to assess the impact of IMT on...

  • EIA in Elite Footballers

    New research from the University of Kent finds that 3 out of 10 elite footballers may have undetected lung and airway problems, such as EIA (exercise-induced asthma). Lung health in footballers Lead researcher, Ana Jackson, is suggesting that a programme for lung...

  • Dr Langer and POWERbreathe IMT in Japan

    POWERbreathe International Ltd and Entry Japan KK, our official distributor partner, recently welcomed Dr Daniel Langer from Leuven University Hospital to Japan. More About Dr Langer Dr Langer is a member of the academic and teaching staff for the Research Group...

  • Relating to COPD - a report that looks into living with COPD

    The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts COPD will be the third leading cause of death in 2030. In fact, the chief causes of death globally has shifted. Whereas the main cause of death used to be from infectious diseases, it is now from noncommunicable diseases....