Health and Lifestyle Research

Being overweight doesn’t have to prevent you from being physically active

According to the World Obesity Federation, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Almost every country in the world is experiencing the effects of the obesity epidemic. And the World Obesity Federation believe that overweight and obesity levels will continue to rise. Physically active when overweight People who are overweight often experience shortness of breath. Furthermore, they

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Don’t let obesity slow you down at work – POWERbreathe!

Published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), this study reveals how workers with obesity “may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.” The study focuses on industrial environments where tasks are repetitive and controlled. However, it could also apply to roles that require a certain level

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Phlegm in lungs - clear naturally with drug-free Shaker

How to get rid of phlegm in throat & lungs naturally

Phlegm or mucus? You will usually find phlegm in the back of the throat or in the lungs. It is produced by the lower airways. Mucus on the other hand will normally be found in the mucous membranes inside the nose. It acts like a filter protecting your lungs as you inhale. To clear it you simply blow your

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Young woman signalising the illness whilst standing outside.

Respiratory Illness in the Colder Weather

If you have a respiratory illness, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) or asthma, then the cold air that accompanies the change in season might affect you when you venture outdoors. Respiratory consultant Dr Mat Jones at Nevill Hall hospital says, “Patients with airway diseases, particularly asthma often have hyper-responsive airways which are susceptible

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Man using his POWERbreathe IMT device.

Home Remedy to Lower Blood Pressure

This research, ‘Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain’ investigates the effects of just 30 breaths of inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST). The University of Colorado Boulder are looking to see if the POWERbreathe K-Series could lower blood pressure and reduce heart attack risk. With positive results so far, training your breathing with POWERbreathe

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Flu season - we have just the thing to help clear chesty mucus

Beat Flu Symptoms this Winter

Influenza, or flu as it’s more commonly known, is around all year. However, here in the U.K. from December onwards we start thinking about ‘seasonal flu’, so called because it is common in the winter months. Symptoms Main symptoms include a high temperature, feeling tired and achy, and a chesty cough. All of these things start

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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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Woman taking a break to improve the mental health during COVID

Mental Health During COVID

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

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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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“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 whilst you self-isolate

Breathing Tips For Keeping You Well During Lockdown

There is one hugely beneficial thing you can do during lockdown; exercise your breathing muscles to become stronger. This is easy to do with a POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training device, or breathing trainer. It is one of our top breathing tips. It will not only help to maintain your fitness level, but it can help

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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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