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Katie Explains: Why Boost Oxygen helps if you’re driving

Jan 29, 2021

Katie Explains: Why Boost Oxygen can help if you’re driving

Katie is back with her latest video, as she explains why Boost Oxygen can help if you’re driving as part of your daily commute, visiting friends or family or going on vacation! Guess how much polluted air you breathe while driving on highways? Katie has the answer!

Effects Of Long Distance Driving and How Supplemental Oxygen Can Help

Long distance driving is a way of life for many. Whether taking a vacation, visiting family in another state or working as a truck driver, millions of people get in their vehicles every day and travel the roads and highways. However, long distance driving can have various effects on your health – and using supplemental oxygen can help.

  • Most people think about the physical dangers of driving such as accidents, speeding, distracted drivers, etc. But long-distance driving can result in negative effects on the body. Long-distance driving, especially at night, can make you tired. You risk losing focus and it can influence your reaction time. Driving for many miles also results in physical inactivity. Being sedentary for prolonged periods can have negative effects.
  • In addition, there is a greater concentration of air pollution on roads and highways, which you are breathing while you drive. Many drivers are also wearing protective face masks. Driving long periods wearing a mask can lead to facemask fatigue, which include the symptoms of oxygen deficiency.
  • Using supplemental oxygen while driving can help your general health and wellness and can also offset these negative health effects.

    Boost Oxygen for driving

The health risks of long distance driving

The more hours you spend driving, the greater the risk of being in an accident. This can be due to many factors including other drivers, speeding, distracted driving, weather conditions and more. While these are the risks we think about the most, prolonged driving for long periods, especially if it’s your job or part of your daily commute, can also have both short-term and long-term effects on your health. Air pollution, lack of physical activity and driving fatigue can all lead to oxygen deficiency which can cause dizziness, fatigue and headaches.

Much like hypoxia, that means organs like your lungs, heart and brain aren’t getting the necessary amount of oxygen to function at peak performance. Your blood cells need oxygen to create the necessary energy to power your body.

Driving at night can also make you feel tired, which can influence your reaction time. In fact, oxygen deficiency can have negative effects on your eyesight, which is especially important when you are dealing with glare, oncoming headlights, poorly lit roads and weather conditions. The rods inside the retina (which process how you see light) are very sensitive to oxygen. With less oxygen, your eyes struggle to process light. In fact, the FAA (Federation Aviation Administration) guidelines on pilot safety from hypoxia include “using supplemental oxygen at night, because vision is particularly sensitive to diminished oxygen, a prudent rule is to use supplemental oxygen when flying above 6,000 feet”.

Truck drivers are especially familiar with the health risks of prolonged driving. They are also the group that is impacted the most by these health issues. Being sedentary is a major risk factor for weight gain, which can lead to sleep apnea. In turn, sleep apnea can lead to fatigue and lack of focus because your body isn’t receiving the necessary oxygen for your lungs and cells to generate energy.

Boost Oxygen for Truck Drivers

Another risk of driving long distances can be air quality. A fact that may surprise people is that the air we normally breathe contains ONLY around 21% oxygen, the majority is useless 78% nitrogen. Some people have a false sense of protection inside their vehicle that they are protected from air pollution. However, the air inside your vehicle can be 15x WORSE than the air outside it, especially when you are caught in heavy traffic. Pollutant levels are often higher inside because cars take in emissions from surrounding vehicles and recirculate it.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average adult breathes 3,400 gallons of air a day. If you commute two hours a day, you’re inhaling hundreds of gallons of pollution-choked air, which can worsen asthma, emphysema and other lung issues. Air quality while driving is especially important because so many people are now wearing protective face masks for longer periods.

Why Supplemental Oxygen like Boost Oxygen can help

Boost Oxygen while drivingUsing Boost Oxygen while driving can alleviate the symptoms of oxygen deficiency by providing the lungs the necessary oxygen it requires for your body to create energy. Boost Oxygen provides a portable and convenient source of 95% pure oxygen. If you need to drive for long periods, access to supplemental oxygen can help restore your oxygen levels and help you feel better. It can help keep you alert and feel fresh on long drives.

Boost Oxygen is also an all-natural respiratory support. It’s safe, healthy and doesn’t contain the caffeine or sugars in energy drinks at gas stations and grocery stores that cause you to crash later. Increased oxygen intake has been reported by health professional as a natural health aid that promotes energy and better mental acuity, both of which are affected by driving for prolonged periods.

If you drive long distances for your job, a vacation or to visit family, using supplemental oxygen while you’re on the road makes sense! (Plus, Boost Oxygen canisters fit perfectly in your car’s center console)

 

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