POWERbreathe: "Dumb-bells for Your Diaphragm"

POWERbreathe is an "inspiratory muscle trainer" designed to increase lung capability by exercising the muscles that control breathing. More or less, you blow into the tube against a spring-loaded valve. They also claim the POWERbreathe can help with asthma, although they caution it won't replace your medicine completely. I don't see an American retailer off hand (I didn't look too hard), but it appears they're available in the UK for about 30 pounds, including the "Iron Girl" model in pink. Product Page [Powerbreathe.com via Coolest Gadgets]
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8 Responses to POWERbreathe: "Dumb-bells for Your Diaphragm"

  1. Joel says:

    I wonder how long before someone pops too many alveoli and sues them for all they’re worth.

  2. Anonymous says:

    FYI … these are available in the US at Gaiam (I believe they are the importer) … see http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product/95-1006_MSTR … I’ve also seen them at “finer retailers” that carry Gaiam stuff.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why don,t ye buy a bunch of balloons!

  4. Joe Helfrich says:

    The first poster’s link is accurate for buying in the US direct from Gaiam (the original page referenced in the post gets them from us). We don’t have the fancy Ironman/Irongirl version on our site for some reason, but otherwise it’s the same.

    (Disclosure: I work for Gaiam IT)

  5. Floatationman says:

    The other option is just to grab air purifying respirator with HEPA cartridges and start wearing it around the house. Not only will you protect yourself against asbestos, toxic particulates, airborne radioactive contamination, and poison dust thrown by ninjas (full face only) but its hands-free operation allows for knitting or the playing of Wii. No annoying mouthpiece, either.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Creative Health Products sells to the US, it seems.

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