There are two main things that you want to change to improve oxygen deficiency. The first cause is failing to exercise on a daily basis, which helps the body use oxygen much more efficiently. The second cause is failing to maintain one’s weight at a healthy level. Actually, the two behaviors are highly correlated. A government research review found 326 studies that looked at the relationship between sedentary behavior and obesity. Sedentary behavior in the review was considered to be types of low energy activities like:
Many of these activities that are listed are pretty common ones that many of us spend a lot of time on. It really illustrates the point of just how much of our modern lives are removed from life-sustaining, primary activities that in the past helped provide us with healthy and strong bodies. To increase your oxygen level and become more active, it isn’t necessary to have a gym membership.
Here is some advice and information from ObesityPanacea.com that is worth considering.
Exercises done in a gym are not the only forms of physical activity that your body can benefit from. One of the easier ways of improving your health, in fact, can come from increasing how much low intensity physical activities you do throughout your entire day.
Here are ten simple things you can do to be more physically active on a daily basis:
1. Take the stairs. You should use the stairs whenever you can. This is very simple. Use the stairs any time need to go up one or two floors. For going down, choose the stairs for three or fewer floors. If the distance you need to go either up or down is too much walking for you right now, walk the first couple flights of stairs, then use the elevator for the rest. Keep in mind that each time you use the stairs instead of taking the escalator or elevator, you are doing something that will affect your health positively over the long term.
2. Drink lots of water. It may sound strange. However I have used this trick for many years. If you sip water constantly during day, you will need to pee once at hour at least. Each time you go to pee, you’ll get a five minute walk going to the bathroom and back again. You can take this even further by using a washroom located in a different part of the building. This could also give you the chance to take the stairs also. Forgetting to go on a 5-minute walk once an hour is easy. However, forgetting to pee is impossible.
There is also the added bonus that staying well hydrated can also reduce your feeling hungry and may also help to lessen chronic back pain. It really is a win win situation.
3. Park you car as far away as you can from the door. This is another tactic that is simple but effective. Walk a bit further than you normally do, whether you are at school, work or the mall by parking your car on the outer part of the parking lot. It adds just a few seconds to your destination time. However, this could potentially add years onto your life if you do this every day.
4. Clean your house on a regular basis. Most people simply don’t realize that cleaning can be a great workout. This is especially true if you happen to have a big house. Cleaning involves lots of stretching, lifting and walking. These are all good and healthy for your body.
5. Yard work and gardening. Yard work is excellent. You can not only increase the amount of physical activity that you do, it also provides you with a great excuse for being outside. Raking leaves, trimming hedges, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds are all physically challenging. They use a wide range of different muscles, just like cleaning.
6. Turn off your cable service during the summer. How much time you spend watching television independently predicts disease. This is especially true for children. When you stop and think about it, this really isn’t very surprising. Kids are usually moving around except when sitting and watching television. Cut the cable off for awhile. You will suddenly discover you have one less reason for spending your day lounging on the couch and watching tv.
7. Purchase a pedometer. These beeper-size gadgets will count how many steps you take on a daily basis. They provide a great way for you to measure how much physical activity you get every day. They can also be an excellent motivator in helping you to decide to walk any time you can. Try to walk 10,000 steps every day at least. However, increasing your walking by any amount will most likely be beneficial to your health. So if you aren’t able to do 10,000 at first, don’t feel bad. You can buy a good quality pedometer for only $20. These are available online from the British Columbia based Canadian company called Speakwell .
8. Use public transit and active transportation. Using public transportation will encourage walking to and from the bus stop. Riding a bicycle will help you burn calories.
9. Hold walk meetings. When there isn’t enough time to go on a long walk on your lunch break, consider holding walk meetings. Anytime you need to informally meet with your co-workers, make the meeting a short walk.
10. Take a walk after you have had dinner. After family dinners, you can make it a family walk. Keep in mind, the more extra fat that we carry on our bodies, the more of a deficit in oxygen we will have. Losing weight also helps to increase the oxygen levels of your body in addition to shedding those unwanted pounds.
In terms of how much oxygen is available to your body to do the work it needs to keep you healthy, small things make a huge difference.
Originally posted 2014-04-21 19:11:20.
Robert March 31st, 2017
Posted In: Oxygen Deficiency