With the rising COVID-19 cases all over the world, it is important to take care of yourself in these desperate times. Dropping of oxygen levels in the body is one of the earliest signs of the virus. The best thing you can do is get an oximeter and keep monitoring your oxygen levels every day. But here are 3 basic yet effective things you can do in the safety of your own home every day:
Brisk walking for about 10 minutes at a time can significantly increase your oxygen levels. Brisk walking is also a great exercise if done for about 30 to 45 minutes each day. You can experiment with this at home, check your oxygen level and then brisk walk for about 10 minutes then check your oxygen again, it will go up for sure.
Not only will this exercise calm an anxious mind but also increase the oxygen levels in your body. Sit on a chair or a yoga mat with your back straight and deep breath, hold your breath for about 5-10 seconds and then release. Just 5 minutes of this exercise can work wonders. In a few days, you will notice that you can hold your breath, meaning your lung capacity has increased.
To keep your lungs healthy, you have to keep your heart healthy as well. The heart pumps oxygenated to all your tissues and organs, hence heart health is important as well. Drink a lot of water and try to eat fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Avoid non-vegetarian food as it is difficult to digest.