Spring has sprungâ€¦even if it might not seem like it yet. Daylight savings time was March 10th, and the first day of Spring was on March 20th.
You can take comfort in the fact that a long and cold winter is officially over, and only warmer weather lies ahead, even if it doesnâ€™t arrive tomorrow for some regions of the country. With warmer weather and more daylight in the future, now is a great time to start planning more things outdoors to take full advantage of the mobility that an Inogen One oxygen concentrator allows you.
A portable oxygen concentrator allows you to get outside and take in fresh air. A study on stagnation vs. movementÂ in people with COPD found that:
Fresh air was the single most important issue to participants, and was strongly related to feelings of movement, leading to feelings of open airways and improved breathing […]Â The perceived benefit of fresh air was mainly related to relaxation and opening of airways, thus relieving perceptions of breathlessness.
Getting outside and moving was found to not only help the participantsâ€™ breathing, but was also found to relieve stress levels and improve overall mood.
Inogen One oxygen concentratorsÂ are extremely portable, making it easy to get out of the house and breathe the fresh air. And with a single battery that lasts over 4 hours, and a double battery that can last up to 9 hours, your time wonâ€™t get cut short by the need to go inside and plug in. The proof in the power of fresh air is there. Once your corner of the country thaws out to your liking, get out and enjoy the spring, it will help your breathing and your overall health tremendously!
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