Health and Lifestyle Research

Respiratory Muscle Training Valuable in COVID-19 Patient Recovery

Although we are learning about this new disease daily, interesting new research by Severin et al finds that, “in patients identified as having respiratory muscle impairments, respiratory muscle training may prove valuable in mitigating the health impact of future pandemics.” Severin et al Respiratory Muscle Training The purpose of respiratory muscle training (RMT) is to

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POWERbreathe IMT reduces asthma inhaler use

Drug-Free IMT Reduces Use Of Asthma Inhalers

A report claims that switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs. The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, finds that metered-does inhalers contribute approximately 3.9% of the carbon footprint of the NHS. This is due to the hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants found in these asthma inhalers. HFAs, like CFCs

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Mental Wellbeing While on Lockdown

Research is now coming out of China into the effects of lockdown on mental wellbeing. Additionally, a review in The Lancet offers an insight into the psychological outcomes for people in quarantine, including hospital staff. Mental wellbeing during lockdown While staying inside to keep our distance, it’s likely that people will develop a range of

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ActiBreathe home workouts

ActiBreathe Home Workouts – Twice the Workout in Half the Time

ActiBreathe by POWERbreathe is a complete fitness-training programme; ideal for home workouts. It combines the benefits of tried and tested body conditioning exercises with POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). These time-efficient workouts quickly improve physical fitness and stamina, while at the same time strengthening your heart and lungs. This benefits not only your long-term fitness

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POWERbreathe IMT COVID-19

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID19?”

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID-19?”, is a question many of you are asking. A little history first POWERbreathe International Limited have a team working on creating solutions that ultimately help to improve everyone’s breathing, worldwide. POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) is one such solution, for improving breathing muscle strength, stamina and reducing breathing

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Omega-3 The truth behind fish oils

If you engage in intense and sustained exercise – things like wrestling, or boot camp, or martial arts – you know that sometimes it’s hard to “catch your breath”. Your lungs are working as hard as they can, but you wonder if they’re really going to give you the oxygen you need or collapse and

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Breathing Tips & Fitness Tips While on Lockdown

If you’re missing your workouts at the gym while on lockdown from the coronavirus, then our top fitness and breathing tip is to make POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) your ideal multifunction training tool. Breathing through the hand-held device for 30 breaths twice a day improves your breathing strength and stamina. IMT will stand you

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Effects of IMT and Calisthenics-and-Breathing Exercises in COPD

STUDY: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training and Calisthenics-and-Breathing Exercises in COPD With and Without Respiratory Muscle Weakness. Published in Respiratory Care (Nov 10 2015), the aim of this study was to “compare the effects of inspiratory muscle training and calisthenics-and-breathing exercises associated with physical training in subjects with COPD as an additional benefit of strength

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Systematic Review of IMT After Cerebrovascular Accident

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Systematic Review of Inspiratory Muscle Training After Cerebrovascular Accident Martín-Valero R, De La Casa Almeida M, Casuso-Holgado MJ, Heredia-Madrazo A. The objective of this Systematic Review, published in Respiratory Care (November 2015), was to “examine levels of evidence and recommendation grades of various therapeutic interventions of inspiratory muscle training in people who have

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Asthma In Older Women

Physician’s Weekly recently reported that older women are more likely to report having asthma than older men, and also have a 30% higher asthma-related mortality rate. To discover why, Dr. Alan P. Baptist (MD,MPH) conducted a literature review in which he found data suggesting that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle often play a large

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