Athletes Keep Tabs on Low Oxygen Levels with Pulse Oximeter

Athletes and sports stars the world over use oxygen to increase recovery time and reduce lactic acid build-up. Low oxygen levels can cause fatigue, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of ill health. While some people may accept these symptoms as a side effect of strenuous exercise, identifying low oxygen levels in the first place could be the perfect prompt to take supplemental oxygen. A pulse oximeter is compact, light and easy to use anytime and anywhere. It has been designed to be used in a variety of situations to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels, and in particular to take a spot check before during and after exercise. If you partake in recreational sports such as scuba diving, mountaineering or mountain biking, you too could benefit from checking for low oxygen levels. A study in Germany revealed that athletes that took supplemental oxygen for ten minutes a day over a 6 week periods greatly improved their overall sporting performance.


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