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Oxygen transfer – the science

Breathe through the nose for better oxygenation How we breathe influences Oxygen (O²) transfer from our blood to our muscles and organs. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells (erythrocytes) that carries O² from the lungs to the body’s tissues and organs and returns Carbon Dioxide (CO²) from the tissues back to the lungs   The air we breathe contains 21% O². The bloods O² saturation (SpO²) is a p
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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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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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