Supplemental Oxygen For Cold Weather, Outdoor Adventures and Indoor Air Quality
As the weather turns cold, millions of people across the United States will experience a change in their lifestyle. For some, the winter ski resorts bring fun and outdoor sports and adventures. For others, it means a shift to more time indoors, preparing for the cold and flu season or breathing issues caused by the weather. Dressing warm and staying healthy indoors are important – but did you know using supplemental oxygen like Boost Oxygen can help during the colder months?
Supplemental Oxygen For Outdoor Adventures
If you enjoy the outdoors, the cold weather months offer plenty of fun and adventure like hiking, hunting, skiing, snowboarding and more. Each year, millions of tourists visit the high-altitude Rocky Mountain region to experience the great outdoors and a variety of winter sports.
However, many tourists also experience the effects of altitude acclimation as there can be less oxygen in the air at higher altitudes. The cold weather can also cause shortness of breath. The great news is that supplemental oxygen can help with altitude acclimation and shortness of breath! Our 95% pure oxygen canisters are small, lightweight and can be carried conveniently during hiking, hunting, skiing and snowboarding.
Supplemental Oxygen To Help With Indoor Air Quality
As the weather turns colder, you might need to consider indoor air quality as many people will spend longer periods indoors. Indoors is also where you will likely spend the majority of your life. The average American will spend over 80% of their life indoors. When most people think about air pollution, they envision factory smokestacks, smog over a city or exhaust from a traffic jam. But indoor air quality can actually be worse than outdoor air quality.
During the colder winter months, we like to stay indoors to keep warm. For all the time we spend indoors in our home, it’s important to know the ways you can improve indoor air quality to stay healthy and comfortable, especially for people with allergies or respiratory issues.
Indoor air pollutants can have a profound impact on your comfort level and health. Over time, bad indoor air quality can also cause sickness and respiratory issues. Air pollutants can range from contaminants brought in by other people or pets, dust mites, spores, mold and mildew, dangerous gases like carbon monoxide and radon or volatile chemicals emitted from conventional cleaners and cooking. Indoor air quality tends to be worse in the winter months because there is often no flow of fresh air from the outside, meaning allergens stay trapped inside. Older homes may contain asbestos and lead particles, which can be damaging to the lungs when released into the air.
From a respiratory standpoint, the colder weather can also cause breathing issues for many people. Older Americans and people with respiratory problems are especially affected by cold weather.
If you’re an older American, exploring the great outdoors, going on vacation or visiting friends and family can be fun and relaxing, but it can also be difficult during colder months if you have breathing problems. Whether you have shortness of breath or a medical issue, there are many things you should do before traveling, including:
Speaking with your doctor
Planning for how you will travel / modes of transportation