Why You Should Use Portable Oxygen Products

March 11, 2014 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

Oxygen is all around us, in the water we drink, air we breathe and even the food we eat, yet sometimes our bodies do not get enough and struggle to function properly. Pollution, badly air-conditioned offices and other environmental factors are affecting how much oxygen our bodies take in, but there is a solution: portable oxygen.

Most of the oxygen (O2) that we breathe in comes from plants, algae and some bacteria as a result of photosynthesis – a process where the plant ‘breathes in’ carbon dioxide, along with water and light energy, to create sugar and oxygen. The sugar is stored in the plant for growth and repair and the oxygen is expelled into the atmosphere.

On average, the air that we take in is about 21 per cent oxygen, which is generally enough for day-to-day activities. But, if you’re sitting in an office all day or following a rigorous training plan where your lungs are struggling for breath, the amount of oxygen in your blood stream could be greatly reduced.

Some people have found oxygen therapy – a simple process where you breathe in oxygen-enriched air from a bottle – supports their body when they are feeling lethargic, or doing strenuous exercise.

Here are the top two reasons why you should start using a portable oxygen product:

1. Suffering from an energy slump

Balancing a busy work schedule with a hectic social life can leave you feeling tired and unmotivated. Sitting in a badly air-conditioned office for the majority of your day wreaks havoc on your body’s oxygen supply and could be the main reason why you’re feeling sleepy throughout the day.

Taking in a few breaths of oxygen from a specialised portable oxygen canister could immediately deliver the boost of O2 your brain and body is craving. People have reported that a couple of breaths have left them feeling more alert and energised for longer.

Research has found that people who work night shifts and who drive for long hours at a time have benefited greatly from oxygen therapy, as the body struggles to adapt to unusual working hours. Breathing in oxygen-enriched air from a can means that you will be giving your body what it actually needs, unlike consuming sugar and caffeine which will only make things worse in the long run.

2. If you’re following a fitness plan

Whether you’re training for a marathon or just looking to improve your general fitness, portable oxygen could help you make quick improvements.

When you are exercising, you need more oxygen in your lungs to counter-balance the energy used and heavy breathing. Muscle fibres need oxygen to function properly and a lack of O2 can lead to a build-up of lactic acid and the burning feeling that many athletes feel after a tough workout.

Not only will you begin to feel fatigued faster, but you will lose concentration and even start to experience some memory problems if you do not get sufficient oxygen levels into your lungs. Taking in more oxygen will prevent the lactic acid build-up which will help your body train for longer and recover at a faster rate.

If you incorporated oxygen therapy into your fitness plan – even just a couple of breaths of oxygen-enriched air from the canister before or after training – you could begin to see vast improvements in your fitness levels.

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