shortness of breath

  • Asthma - Key Facts

    Simply defined, asthma is a medical condition which affects the airways in some people. These airways are tubes which help us transport oxygen into and out of the lungs. Breathlessness and wheezing are a couple of the symptoms of asthma. These symptoms differ...

  • Exercises for COPD

    COPD is the short definitions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In the United States alone COPD is the fourth leading cause of death.  This respiratory illness is primarily caused by smoking, genetics, air pollution and asthma. Secondary smoke and respiratory...

  • Top tips to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle

    Whether you're looking to get fitter, breathe better or save some money, trying to quit smoking is a life-changing decision with numerous benefits, especially for your health. This may include preventing coronary heart disease and stroke. Quitting smoking early...

  • Breathing techniques and exercises that won't ruin your voice

    Not everyone knows this, but if you don't know the correct breathing techniques when singing you can seriously damage your voice and your health. Knowing how to breathe properly and knowing the right vocal exercises can improve your singing. Anyone who likes to...

  • POWERbreathe Trial - Colin White Week 1: The journey begins

    Right so after a false start and premature submitting of Journal....daily, the week has come to an end and what a week: I have taken my PBK3 into work with me every day and due to its sleek light weight design this is a very portable device, it also comes with...

  • Inspiratory muscle training for improving your breathing muscles

    Conducting relatively simple inspiratory muscle training exercises can allow you to breathe easier as well as improve your respiratory muscles.  Whether you are a recovering patient or fit and healthy individual, carrying out inspiratory muscle training can strengthen...

  • Causes of shortness of breath

    Many causes contribute to shortness of breath, the most common being underlying respiratory or heart problems. This article provides a look at shortness of breath. Significance Shortness of breath is also known as dyspnoea and is defined as air hunger, or the...

  • Phil Bradbury - my perception is that my breathing has changed (week 7)

    I have just completed week 7 with the Powerbreathe.   At the end of the week I moved up to a setting of 5, still with my 10 breaths at half load, 30 at full load and 10 at half load routine.   I felt able to move the setting up because I was achieving much fuller...

  • Phil Bradbury - My POWERbreathe Training (week 6)

    I have just completed week six with the Powerbreathe.   I am still following a pattern of using the Powerbreathe unit in the morning and evening, as I get up and just before going to sleep, I find this is the most convenient for me.   I am still following my...

  • Background to my training - week 5 of POWERbreathe

    Firstly a little background to my training. Generally:- I ride the indoor velodrome twice per week on what is termed ‘structured training sessions’, these session will always include a couple of race situations of all out effort. I ride on the road twice per...