NewBreath™ Breathing Trainer is designed to be simple and easy to use. With 11 easily adjustable levels, over time, you will be able to strengthen your inspiratory breathing muscles. Helping you to increase your stamina and overall wellness.
Scientifically proven NewBreath™ IMT regime is for 30 breaths, twice a day.
Choose Light Resistance:
- If you exercise / are physically active for less than 2.5 hours per week and have no breathing problems
- If you exercise / are physically active for less than 2.5 hours per week and have breathing problems – minor/moderate
- If you exercise / are physically active for more than 2.5 hours per week and have severe breathing problems
Choose Medium Resistance:
- If you exercise / are physically active for more than 2.5 hours per week and have no breathing problems
- If you exercise / are physically active for more than 2.5 hours per week and have some breathing problems that are not severe
Choose Heavy Resistance:
- Only if you have reached the highest load setting on a Medium Resistance model first.
2. What are the exact resistance of each model?
The standard unit used to measure breathing resistance is cmH20, which is short for “Centimetres of water“.
This table shows how each model (Light, Medium & Heavy) compares to one another. The levels 0-10 are all manually adjustable on the device at any time, and you should increase the level from 0 through to 10, over time as your breathing strength improves.
3. What is cmH2O?
Centimeters of Water is a unit used to measure pressure on a small scale. It refers to how much pressure is needed to move a 1cm column of water.
4. I suffer from COPD and asthma - is a NewBreath™ device suitable?
Inspiratory muscle training has been most widely used in patients with COPD. IMT is particularly helpful in this patient group, as they have primary weakness of their inspiratory muscles.
5. Is there a minimum age for using NewBreath™?
There are no safety reasons for preventing young children (above 7 years of age) from using NewBreath™. However, the following factors may affect their ability to use the device effectively:
- They must be able to fit the mouthpiece in their mouth. The POWERbreathe Plus mouthpiece is smaller and therefore more suited to children.
- They must be old enough to understand how to effectively perform the breathing exercises.
- They must have the motivation themselves or the parental encouragement to ensure that they continue to perform the exercises.
- They should only use POWERbreathe under the supervision of an adult.