POWERbreathe Blog

POWERbreathe For Older People In Slovenia

POWERbreathe Slovenia, with the kind assistance from Tanja, a physiotherapist at Ljubljana hospital, held two POWERbreathe training sessions for over 100 physiotherapists who’ll be implementing POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) as one of the therapies they’ll be using with the older population within their communities. Older adults experience a higher intensity of breathlessness than younger

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Turner Twins prepare for Mt Elbrus in Russia with POWERbreathe

Actually there’s a bit more to it than that. Ross and Hugo Turner are twin brothers who both share an interest in combining pioneering medical research and unique studies of historic expeditions. You’ve probably seen them on TV as they’ve filmed for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. But Ross and Hugo will

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Olympic and ‎Paralympic Archery Team – POWERbreathe Update Session 1

You may recall at the end of May we met up with Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic ‎Archery teams at Lilleshall National Sport Centre & Conferencing Centre where we presented the benefits of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training. You can read more about this in our first blog, POWERbreathe for Olympic and ‎Paralympic Archery Team Members. Now,

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POWERbreathe for Olympic and ‎Paralympic Archery Team Members

POWERbreathe met up with Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic ‎Archery teams at Lilleshall National Sport Centre & Conferencing Centre where they’re working towards British success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We presented POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) to team members and management, explaining the benefits of IMT and demonstrating how the POWERbreathe

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Proper breathing is key for gymnasts

The Hybrid Perspective, Linking Gymnastics and Movement Science, recently began a series of articles about the importance of proper breathing in gymnastics. In Part 1, 5 Reasons Why Training Proper Breathing Is Key Dr. Dave Tilley emphasises what a big deal breathing really is and how it will be a huge talking point at his

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IMT: Research into effects of IMT in oesophageal cancer

Our POWERbreathe friends and distributor in the Netherlands, Trainjelongen, recently brought our attention to this infographic and article that appeared in the Saturday (9th May) edition of their national newspaper, Telegraaf. It talks about Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) as a preoperative measure to prevent postoperative lung complications when patients with oesophageal cancer undergo surgery, mentioning

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Natural Remedy For Hay Fever

Natural Remedy for Hay Fever Cough

Hay fever may make symptoms of asthma, such as coughing and wheezing, feel worse. In fact, people with respiratory symptoms may experience continuous coughing as a result of their hay fever. This is likely to be due to the type of allergens affecting them. However, if a cough becomes unusually persistent, it is always best

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Strengthen your thoracic diaphragm to become a better runner

This informative article published in Trail Runner Magazine (the UK’s No.1 off-road running magazine) talks about The Forgotten Muscle, your thoracic diaphragm, and how important learning to use it properly can correlate to increased stamina, quicker recovery and even decreased chance of injury. It talks about how, as a trail runner, you strengthen your muscles

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Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in older adults

RESEARCH: The Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Older Adults Mills D, Johnson M, Barnett Y, Smith W, Sharpe G This research, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (April 2015 – Volume 47 – Issue 4 – p 691–697) concluded that Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) elicits some positive changes in inspiratory muscle

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