3 Wellness tips for winter

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  1. It is beneficial if you try to breathe via your nose instead of your mouth. Doing this will warm up the air you breathe in and make you feel much more warmer.
  2. By staying active you will generate extra body heat to help you stay warm and also being active will also promote a positive mentality and positive wellbeing.
  3. At home if you maintain a consistent temperature of at least 18°C (64°F) and keep your windows closed as cold air will increase the chances of any respiratory infections.

With the colder months drawing in you must make sure you plan and prepare so you can be warm and safe this winter.

Wherever in the world – we are here…

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More than ever oxygen is vital.

Many people may need medical oxygen very quickly, very suddenly and be anywhere in the world. Luckily OxygenWorldwide have you right by their side. With over 20 years experience and trusted relationships the team will help advise, guide and provide you with all your medical oxygen needs – wherever you are.

You may now need to plan travel arrangements or to see family and friends as we have all been apart for a while and more than ever we are all wanting to be near each other once again.

OxygenWorldwide arranges the delivery of medical oxygen worldwide to many countries. If you are planning to travel or need medical oxygen get in touch to arrange your requirements with our team. We are here to help you.

3 reasons why oxygen is so important right now…

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  1. Oxygen treats so many conditions –
    Pneumonia plus many other respiratory diseases need medical oxygen to survive. The lack and low oxygen levels that come with these conditions means that the supply and need for medical oxygen is very very important. This affects people who suffer from illnesses such as: COPD, sleep apnea, extreme asthma attacks and more recently COVID-19.
  2. Oxygen is needed for all life on earth including animals – It is not just us humans but all the animals and plants need oxygen to function just as we do. The need for oxygen is for everything around us on Earth from beautiful flowers and trees to the animals in our oceans and on land.
  3. Oxygen helps mountaineers stay alive – The sheer atmosphere that comes with mountain areas across the world and its high elevations means that oxygen is needed to hep breathe and stay alive due to the drop in pressure at such high altitudes.

The need for medical oxygen

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Medical oxygen has always been vital and important to so many people who suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma or COPD. Many of us forget that the air we breathe is what keeps us alive.

Medical oxygen has played a huge part in COVID-19 and saving many peoples lives. As we know here at @oxygenworldwide it is a vital supply that means many people can live and also enjoy many more things such as travel still.

Medical oxygen is so important to many and at this time even more so. With over 20 years experience our team are proud to be able to help arrange medical oxygen for many of its customers.

Pop over to our website to find out more www.oxygenworldwide.com

Explore these 3 countries and breathe more this autumn

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Those autumnal vibes are really starting to kick in now and it gives many of us the appetite to explore the great outdoors! If you spent the last few months not travelling then maybe now it is a chance to get a small trip in from a local night away, city break or week long adventure – the choice is yours.

Here are the 3 top places which you can travel to in Europe right now:

Cyprus – Here you do need to provide a negative COVID test 3 days prior if from the UK, but you can still travel here and enjoy the great east Mediterranean winter sun right now. This is a great choice if you are looking for some last-minute warmth plus of the mythical beauty and history.

Germany – there are no regulations from the EU so this makes the perfect place to travel to and explore its culture and many choices. From mountains and rivers to beaches and great beer! The choice is yours to discover somewhere new this autumn.

Italy – Full of beautiful and stunning areas it may be hard to choose and of course the great dining culture makes a perfect place to enjoy, relax and explore. From small towns and clifftop villages to the more well known regions you are spoilt for choice not to forget great vineyards and pasta!

Please note most countries update their lists weekly so please do check before booking on all travel requirements and regulations or restrictions depending on what country you are departing from.

To have our help with arranging your next adventure with medical oxygen – please just get in touch by phone, email or via our website here

Singing is good for you…

We all love listening to our favourite music, no matter what genre you enjoy, it always puts you in a great mood. It’s a fact singing is good for you!

It also is widely cited that it is also beneficial for improving lung function and wellness.

Here are a few benefits to singing:

  • Improved well-being and self-esteem
  • Makes you feel good and happier
  • Good for breathing techniques
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves posture
  • A fun activity to enjoy
  • More oxygen reaches the brain more so memory improves
  • Blood circulation improves
  • Concentration is better

Letting your lungs live longer

Eating nutrient rich foods is an important part of your diet when you need oxygen. For those who may have lung health issues or respiratory medical conditions diet is just as important. If you suffer from asthma, COPD, bronchitis or other lung illnesses then take a look at what foods can help enrich your lung function.

Always remember that water is also important part of your daily routine as well as getting enough sleep and exercise.

Here are some food which are recommended to improve lung function:

  • Apples are great!!
  • Broccoli
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Flaxseeds
  • Turmeric
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Face masks & coverings – on or off?

Face coverings are becoming part of the everyday outfit now for most European citizens. Many have been advised to wear these face coverings to protect yourself and others. The UK has just announced that they must too wear a face covering when go into a shop or supermarket or they will be fined. There are several arguments for and against’on or off’,
what do you think?

Here are a few of the outlined arguments against:

  • Wearing a mask may inhibit breathing for those who already have respiratory problems
  • Dirty masks (as people may not wash them) can help spread more germs
  • It makes people feel invincible and therefore defeats the object


Here are a few of the outlined arguments for:

  • Protect yourself and others from catching anything infectious
  • Duty of care to health workers to keep safe at all times
  • China has already had wearing masks as a norm – even stylish that now it is selfish to not wear a mask especially if you feel ill, plus protects people from pollution

Let us know your opinion in the comments…

YES – You find it MORE SAFE to travel now nearly everybody has to wear a face mask or covering
NO – Although other people wear face masks or coverings, you may feel this puts you off and won’t travel as it does NOT make you feel safer than before.

Remember to exercise even if still self-isolating at home

The British Lung Foundation have put together this video to demonstrate exercises that help keep your muscles strong. A lot of us have been at home and sitting down more than we are used to. These exercises remind us that we still need to maintain our strength during this challenging time. If you still cannot go out or only for a short period of time and you are getting short of breathe, here are some exercises that help give breathing techniques and also at different levels.

Watch the video and keep your muscles strong.

For more information and our FREE downloadable guide please go to our website and read our quarantine guide for free.

10 foods that are oxygen rich

You may not realise that there are foods that help with lung function or can help to increase oxygen blood levels. There are many foods but here we are listing our ten favourites:

  1. Spinach
  2. Brocolli
  3. Strawberries
  4. Grapes
  5. Artichokes
  6. Almonds
  7. Avocado
  8. Celery
  9. Fish
  10. Apricots

Now that we are all cooking and baking at home and have more time to really think about our meals plus our health why not try and make some delicious meals using any of the above ingredients so enhance your daily meal intake with oxygen rich foods.

For those who have COPD, asthma and other respiratory conditions and use medical oxygen to breathe this is a great way to make sure you are eating the correct foods that you can benefit from. Plus it is fun to create a nutritious dish and try something new!

Check out our free e-book over on our website for more tips on what to do whilst in quarantine.