#1 Brain Nutrient and The Top 4 Tips To Get More Of It!
Why blood oxygen levels are important and how to improve it
We can all agree (hopefully) that oxygen plays an important part in our lives. The average human will take in oxygen through breathing around 20,000 times a day, every day, for our entire life. This however is only the first step in oxygens journey throughout our body.
The oxygen we take in needs to be carried to every cell we have, and it does this via the blood stream. Haemoglobin found throughout our blood picks up and chauffeurs the oxygen to where it is required so that our cells can keep functioning properly.
Now this may sound obvious, but it needs to be said…
A higher blood-oxygen level = More oxygen been carried through our blood = cells able to do a better job = Happy cells!
If we see a decline in blood oxygen levels the reverse happens. We can start to get symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, light-headedness, clumsiness, confusion and headaches. Typically we see clients with blood oxygen levels of 96-99%. Anything below this level and we start to question if other areas of our body are doing their job properly like our lungs or our heart.
There are many ways in which you can improve your blood oxygen levels starting today. Here are a few examples;
Open your windows: Opening windows and letting fresh air in has been shown to increase oxygen content in buildings making more available to your body to absorb.
Breathing exercises: Practising breathing exercises can help expand your airways allowing them to do their job more efficiently.
Quit smoking: Allows your body to take in and transport oxygen significantly better.
Get your spine regularly adjusted: Adjustments work on your neurological health which controls the various mechanisms our bodies use to transport oxygen to our cells.