There’s No Place like Home (Or the Road) for the Holidays in 2012

Holiday travel plans should bring excitement, not anxiety

There’s no place like home for the holidays. But they say that home is where the heart is…so where is your heart pulling you this year? Is it across the country to be with family? Or maybe it’s down south or out of the country to warm your heart from the cold. Wherever and whenever you define “the holiday season”, there’s no reason you shouldn’t follow your heart this year. Forget the holidays of the past when your medical oxygen requirements forced you to reconsider travel plans, and the prospect of leaving the house stirred more anxiety than it did excitement. With the help of a portable oxygen concentrator, this season you should be free to enjoy the holiday season wherever your heart desires.

All Inogen One oxygen concentrators are small and lightweight. The latest in the product line, the Inogen One G3 system weighs 4.85 pounds, about the weight of a half-gallon of milk. It is 8.75 inches long, 3 inches wide, and 8.25 inches tall, making it compact for carrying. Included with the concentrator is a carry bag with a protective cover and a shoulder strap for easy transporting.

A DC Power Cable makes the Inogen One G3 extremely portable. Stay charged during your car ride to ensure that you have full battery power upon arrival. A single lithium ion battery lasts up to 4 hours, and a double lithium ion battery lasts up to 8 hours. If you’re planning on traveling by plane or train, the Inogen One G3 is approved for travel by all the required organizations and will fit with you comfortably in your seat.

Sometimes the greatest gift for the holidays is simply being together, and Inogen is proud to give that opportunity to so many people who require medical oxygen. If you’re making travel plans this month, consult this guide for traveling with COPD for further information, and it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor or physician about your travel plans, especially if you might need a “fit to travel” signature for commercial travel.

We encourage the Inogen One community and newcomers as well to spend the holidays unencumbered by medical oxygen equipment. Enjoy the gifts of freedom and mobility made possible by a portable oxygen concentrator. This is a time for relaxation and fun, not anxiety and tough decisions. Whether you’re enjoying your holiday right at home or far away, we hope that you breathe a little easier this season.

Photo Credit: Happy Holidays, flickr, @SteveNakatani

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