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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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Stress affects high performance in sport and life

Breath-work is becoming the common denominator in dealing with stress in sport as well as the workplace Not only does stress, fear and anxiety cause fast, upper chest and irregular breathing that feeds into Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD), but in turn, BPD feeds back into Anxiety, Stress and Panic Disorder (1). In simple terms BPD can be seen simply as over-breathing sending agitation signals to the brain. These si
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Measure Breathlessness for Breathing Efficiency

Athletes often struggle with breathlessness. This is not only common for an individual exercising for the first time but also for the experienced athlete During increased rate and depth of breathing (hyperpnea), the relative cost of breathing increases exponentially when moving from moderate exercise to heavy and maximal exercise levels. (1) While at moderate exercise, the cost of the respiratory system accounts for
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