Health and Lifestyle Research

screen apnoea

Alleviate screen apnoea by breathing deeply

‘Screen apnoea’ is a new, 21st Century condition. The term is a play on the name for the serious condition, ‘sleep apnoea’. Sufferers with sleep apnoea may stop breathing for short periods of time while they sleep. Surprisingly, a similar thing happens to users of electronic devices. Findings show that people have a tendency to

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Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Elderly Women

Published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A (Volume 69, Issue 12Pp. 1545-1553 September 2014) STUDY Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Elderly Women on Respiratory Muscle Strength, Diaphragm Thickness and Mobility Abstract “Aging results in a decline in the function of the respiratory muscles. Inspiratory muscle training is emerging as a possible intervention to

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Aging reduces respiratory muscle strength

Aging Reduces Breathing Muscle Strength

We came across this recent study (Oct 2014) from the Clinical Interventions in Aging which we felt worth sharing because it’s an area of women’s health (and applicable to men’s health) that we haven’t discussed before. Single – and multiple – set resistance training improves skeletal and respiratory muscle strength in elderly women Aging &

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

In this blog we’re looking at how POWERbreathe could help improve the endurance of heavier people in the workplace. Published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), a new study revealed workers that are obese “may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.” The study, which

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POWERbreathe and The Arthrogryposis Group

In April we were honoured to be asked by Emma Foden, Sport Scientist and Personal Trainer in disability sport, to talk to the charity, The Arthrogryposis Group at one of their summer events. Each event showcases different health, wellbeing and lifestyle opportunities that are available to them under the banner of Moving and Grooving with

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POWERbreathe for Firefighters with Chronic Respiratory Conditions

A study recently published (February 2014) in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health assessed the prevalence of chronic respiratory conditions in (South Australian) metropolitan fire fighters. It also studied associations between occupational exposure, use of respiratory protection and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in firefighters with and without chronic respiratory conditions. Study: Chronic

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Asthma - how it affects breathing

Asthma – how it affects breathing

Asthma is a long-term breathing condition that affects the airways. These are the small tubes that transport air in and out of the lungs. It’s these tubes that become inflamed when they come into contact with something that ‘irritates’ them. Consequently, the airways become narrower. And it’s for this reason that people with asthma feel

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POWERbreathe training regimen

POWERbreathe Scientifically Proven Training Regimen

Research continues to develop globally into the use of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) for health, medical, sports and exercise benefits, and POWERbreathe has been the inspiratory muscle training device of choice used in research. POWERbreathe in Research lists these research papers and meta-analysis. POWERbreathe has also undergone rigorous and systematic testing to identify the most

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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. at this time of year 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

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Coping with respiratory problems in the colder weather

Well here in the UK summer seems to have come to an abrupt end, with cooler weather and colder, damp air. If you have a respiratory problem, 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

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