Health and Lifestyle Research

Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training & Yoga Breathing on Frail Older Adults

A research report has just been published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy that looked at the effects of inspiratory muscle training and yoga breathing on respiratory muscle function on impaired older adults. The report concluded that yoga breathing exercises appeared to be an effective and well-tolerated exercise regimen in frail older adults and

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POWERbreathe Instructional Videos

You can now find on the official POWERbreathe YouTube Channel, videos that tell you all you need to know about POWERbreathe, using the mechanical Plus series for demonstration purposes. For those of you with a K-Series, we will shortly be publishing a series of videos showing how to get the most from your K-Series, and

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Foods and Spices for Respiratory Infections

One of our most popular blogs is ‘Foods for keeping your lungs healthy’, so we thought we’d give it an update and keep you posted with new information coming through that looks at how seven everyday foods and spices could help those with breathing problems avoid respiratory infection during the cold, winter months. Please note

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Foods for keeping your lungs healthy

Choosing foods for keeping your lungs healthy can help improve your lifestyle. To keep our bodies ticking over nicely, keeping your lungs healthy is critical. Lung health is a cog in the wheel that makes your body work effectively. Keeping your lungs healthy A good way to keep your lungs healthy is by eating a

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Post-stroke exercise tolerance improves after RMT

Post-stroke exercise tolerance improves after RMT

Many conditions may develop post-stroke. There are common conditions that improve over time and with rehabilitation. These include physical conditions, cognitive impairment and how you feel emotionally. Physical conditions post-stroke Although everyone will experience different effects after a stroke, there are  commonalities. For instance after a stroke you may feel fatigued. And in fact it

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Phlegm in lungs - clear naturally with drug-free Shaker

Phlegm in lungs – clear naturally with drug-free Shaker

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 nose. Phlegm however

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Are athletes more susceptible to airway dysfunction?

Authors: Irisz Karolina Levai, James H. Hull, Mike Loosemore, Jon Greenwell, Greg Whyte, John W. Dickinson. 2016 The Study ‘Environmental influence on the prevalence and pattern of airway dysfunction in elite athletes‘. The purpose of this study recently published in ‘Respirology’ was to evaluate the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), often known as exercise-induced asthma,

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Screening For Cardiac And Respiratory Problems In Elite Sport

This article published in Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine discusses how the process of screening athletes for cardiac and respiratory anomalies presents a number of challenges. Conclusion: “Based on the current best available evidence, there is a strong case to argue that respiratory screening should be included in any comprehensive physiological screening /pre-participation assessment in

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Obesity doesn’t have to prevent you from being physically active

Obesity doesn’t have to prevent you from being physically active

The World Obesity Federation predicts that if current trends continue, 2.7 billion adults will be overweight by 2025. 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. Obesity and physical activity People who are obese often

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