breathlessness

  • Breathe better and get fitter

    Breathlessness is a common feature of lung and heart disease, but as we know all too well, it’s also a feature of normal exercise. Research has shown that the strength of the inspiratory muscles has a direct influence on how hard we can breathe and how breathless...

  • Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Shuttle Run Performance in Healthy Subjects

    “The purpose of this study was to assess the use of computer-generated fixed-load incremental Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) produced by the performance of repeated sustained sub-maximal inspiratory efforts with progressively reduced recovery times in healthy...

  • Effect Of Specific Inspiratory Muscle Warm-Up On intense Intermittent Run To Exhaustion

    "In this test the effects of inspiratory muscle warm-up on the maximum dynamic inspiratory muscle function and the maximum repetitions of 20-m shuttle run in the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test were examined." Conclusion: "Findings suggested that the specific...

  • The Telegraph – Do breathing exercises help with long-term asthma?

    The Telegraph online lifecoaches looked at health tips for long-term asthma sufferers. The question of how effective breathing exercises would be for long-term asthma sufferers was raised and it was suggested that some people have found the Buteyko breathing technique...

  • Breathing training exercises

    Breathing is an instinctive bodily process that we do literally without thinking, and it's critical to humans staying alive and functioning properly. Breathing allows us to bring oxygen into the body and use it as energy. But as simple as this process is, there...

  • COPD and coping with breathlessness

    The full term for COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD as it is known is two long term lung diseases – chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Anyone who suffers from COPD knows the disease makes it extremely difficult for you to breathe. COPD has no...

  • Breathlessness and breathing difficulties when swimming

    One of the best forms of exercises to improve and maintain your fitness levels is swimming. However swimming requires good breathing techniques and an overall efficient lung function. Breathlessness and breathing difficulties occur in swimming at different stages...

  • How to breathe when you are short of breath

    Short of breath is also known as suffering from dyspnoea or suffering from breathing difficulties. In fact if you suffer from any respiratory condition you are more than likely to be short of breath.  Being short of breath can have serious repercussions for your...