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Free Ways to Correct Oxygen Deficiency: Part 4

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There are simple steps you can take to correct common oxygen deficiency by creating habits to your daily life which will increase oxygen naturally.  You can find them explained further in the slide show “Free Ways To Increase Your Oxygen Level

Oxygen is the worlds most basic fuel!  Most people are starved of oxygen because of several factors including

  1. Eating cooked food,
  2. Not breathing from the diaphragm,
  3. Eating animal products and processed food,
  4. Living a sedentary lifestyle,
  5. Living in houses full of stagnant, oxygen depleted air,
  6. Living in cities full of stagnant oxygen depleted air.

In this six part series we are looking at each of these in more detail.  Today’s topic is sedentary lifestyle.

Free Ways to Correct Oxygen Deficiency, Part 4: Sedentary Lifestyle

Two of the most basic causes of common oxygen deficiency is failure to maintain a healthy weight and failure to engage in daily exercise that encourages the body to use oxygen more efficiently.  These two behaviors are actually highly corelated.  In a government research review, The Relationship between Obesity and Sedentary Behaviour: A Systematic Map of Research,  found “A total of 326 studies looking at the relationship between sedentary behaviour and obesity…”  In the review, “sedentary behaviour was considered to be a class of low energy consumption activities such as”.

  • TV viewing,
  • computer use,
  • talking on the phone,
  • use of motorised transport,
  • sitting in a classroom,
  • doing homework,
  • sitting doing nothing,
  • talking with family and friends,
  • reading,
  • listening to music,
  • and cognitive hobbies etc.

Wow… seems like a lot of pretty common activities are listed.  And it makes the point that much of how we live our lives in modern times have removed us from the primary, life sustaining activities that used to keep our bodies strong and healthy in the past.

You don’t need a gym membership to become more active and increase your oxygen levels.

ObesityPanacea.com has the following information and advise that is well worth consideration…

The benefits of physical activity are not restricted to exercise performed in the gym. In fact, one of the easiest ways to improve your health may be through increasing the amount of low intensity physical activity you perform throughout the day.

Here is a summary of their ten simple ways to become more physically active:

Take the Stairs1. Take the stairs as often as possible.

This one is as simple as it sounds. If you have to go up two floors or less, opt for the stairs. Ditto if you have to go down three floors or less. If you have to go up or down a distance that is too great for you to walk at the moment, walk the first few flights, then take the elevator the rest of the way. Remember, every time you take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, you are making a decision that will positively affect your long term health.

2. Drink plenty of water.

This sounds odd, but it’s a trick that I’ve been using for years. If you are constantly sipping water throughout the day, you are going to have to pee at least once an hour. Every time you have to pee, you have a guilt-free excuse to go for a 5-minute walk to the washroom and back! To crank it up a notch, use a washroom in another part of your building, which may give you an opportunity to use the stairs as well. It’s easy to forget to take a 5-minute walk-break every hour, but it’s impossible to forget to go pee.

Added bonus – staying well hydrated may also reduce feelings of hunger, and can often reduce chronic back pain. So this is really a win-win-win.

3. Park as far from the front door as possible.

Another simple but effective tactic. Whether you’re at the mall, work, or school, parking the car at the edge of the parking lot forces you to walk just a little bit further than you are used to. It will only add a few seconds to your trip, but if you do it everyday it could add years to your life.

Clean the house.4. Clean your home regularly.

Most people don’t realize what a good workout cleaning can be, especially if you have a large home. Cleaning involves plenty of walking, lifting, and stretching – all of which are very good for your body.

5. Gardening and yard work.

Yard work is great because not only does it increase your physical activity, but it also gives you an excuse to be outside. Pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedge, and raking leaves are all very physically taxing and like cleaning, they use a range of muscle groups.

6. Disconnect your cable for the summer.

Time spent watching TV is an independent predictor of disease, especially for kids (for a great article on the topic by Ekelund and colleagues, click here). It’s not surprising when you think about it – the only time that most kids aren’t moving around is when they’re sitting in front of the TV. Get rid of the cable, and suddenly you’ve got one less reason to spend your days sitting on the couch.


7. Buy a pedometer.

“Pedometers are beeper-sized gadgets that count the number of steps that you take each day. They are a terrific way to measure the amount of physical activity you are getting each day, and can also serve as a great motivator to make the decision to walk whenever possible. Aim for at least 10,000 steps each day, but any increase is likely to bring health benefits, so don’t feel bad if you can’t get up to 10,000 right away. A high quality pedometer costs just $20, and are available online from Speakwell, a Canadian company based in British Columbia.”

8. Use active transportation and public transit.

Using a bicycle gets you breathing and using calories.  Likewise, public transportation encourages you to walk to and from the bus stops.

9. Have “walk-meetings”.

If you don’t have time to take a large walk break at lunch, consider having “walk-meetings”. Whenever you have to meet informally with co-workers, turn the meeting into a short walk.

10. Go for a walk after dinner.  And if it is a family dinner, have a family walk.

Just remember, the more excess fat we carry, the more oxygen deficient we become.  Shedding the pounds has the added benefit of increasing your body’s oxygen levels.

Small things can make a big difference in the oxygen your body has available to do it’s work to keep you healthy.   Adding a stabilized liquid oxygen, or “oxygen water“, supplement like OxygenSuperCharger could be part of your daily regime to help you jump start your oxygen rich new lifestyle.

In Part 5 we’ll look more  into free ways to increase oxygen and the relationship between stagnant air in our homes and oxygen deficiency.

April 5th, 2012

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