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Breathe correctly for better Oxygen transfer

Hemoglobin carries Oxygen Breathing correctly is important to the oxygen (O2) transfer from our blood to our muscles and organs. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs The air we breathe contains 21% oxygen. The O2 saturation (SpO2) in the blood of a healthy individual, which is
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Benefits of Nasal breathing

15 Benefits of Nasal breathing related to health and sports performance

Your nose performs at least 30 functions, all of which are important supplements to the roles played by the lungs, heart, and other organs.(4) Research has shown that over 50% of children are mouth breathers (1)(2) The reason for breathing is to rid the body of excess Carbon Dioxide (CO2) that is released into the lungs from the bloodstream rather than to increase Oxygen(O2) in the bloodstream. Normal blood oxygen sa
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It is simple not obvious – Breathe light to breathe right.

Do you know how you breathe? We take one of the most important aspects of life so for granted that we pay no attention to it unless it is suddenly taken away from us. Exercise-induced asthma, lack of sleep, anxiety and incorrect breathing deprive every active person, athlete, recreational or elite, of an enjoyable and the best performance possible. Dysfunctional breathing is as simple as unconscious over breathing. S
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Simulate High Altitude Training and Acclimatization

Watch the SaO² (Oxygen Saturation) of your blood change with breath holding exercises to simulate High Altitude training. In the sports world it is now believed that the best way to train is to live high and train low. This is of course not terribly practical unless we worked and lived on a high mountain next to the sea or low altitude terrain and that we could move easily between the two so that we were able to do t
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Children should keep their mouths shut! The benefits of nasal breathing for asthmatics

It is that time of year again when South African schools select sports teams and start preparing for inter-house athletics days. So many young children are put under pressure by schools and parents to partake in their schools sports days or try out for teams. What should be a fun introduction to the year, becomes a time of anxiety or disappointment because they are unable to join in due to breathlessness in exercise.
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Breathe into your belly

Breathe into your belly to stabilise your trunk during exercise and prevent injury

The Oxygen Advantage Program of proprietary breathing as well as breath hold exercises teaches you to nasal breathe into your belly. Breath hold exercises strengthen the respiratory muscles and increase the tolerance of CO2. Breathing pattern disorders occur in healthy athletic individuals as well as persons with chronic diseases resulting from breathing dysfunction. Research-1 also shows a distinct relationship betw
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