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.

3 ways to stay positive during lockdown

Being positive during Covid-19

Covid-19 is taking over our lives and while we all try to stay home and save lives it can be difficult to remain positive with all the negativity in the media or our thoughts.

Here are some 3 positive things you can do to give yourself the mental boost you need whilst being indoors and at home especially when you already are vulnerable or sick.

  1. Create a mood board or bucket list
    Zone in on your hobbies, interest, travels and plans for your future. Put all your ideas on paper, in a scrap book, list in your phone or even type up on the computer. You can be as creative as you wish but ultimately focus on what you are going to do or go to or start once this is all over!
  2. Stay hydrated It is important to remember to stay topped up with fluids and we may forget as not moving around as much. Your body still needs to be kept from dehydration as this can lead to bad skin, IBS flare up to headaches and tiredness to name a few. The NHS and The European Food Safety Authority state, “Women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day”.
  3. Video call your loved ones regularly Make sure you are keeping in touch with your friends, family or even your groups such as your local club or hobby group. You can set up virtual meet-ups, virtual drink nights to give a bit of fun to your week and see some friendly faces. Do not be scared to use video software as once you have mastered how it works it really makes you feel as if you are with all those friendly faces in the room and makes you feel really happy and in-touch with the outside world.

Don’t forget you can download all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. FREE guide over on our website today at oxygenworldwide.com.

Get the best tips for Oxygen Users at Home during Quarantine here…

The team at OxygenWorldwide have put together all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. The book gives general tips and advice for oxygen users during this global pandemic from how to look after your oxygen equipment to activities, planning your next holiday for 2021 and looking after your mental health.

You can download this FREE guide over on our website today at oxygenworldwide.com.

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5 things you must do during lockdown

We are all living through strange times at the moment as the whole world is going into lockdown with Covid-19. As we all learn to social distance and be at home more how can you stop boredom or getting anxiety?

Here are a few things to do to make sure during these times you have a bit of self-care and keep positive, even if you are also dealing with a condition and part of the vulnerable groups of people living with respiratory health problems and using medical oxygen to help you get by each day:

  1. Daily exercises – maintain your daily exercises and stretching to keep up movement and health. Exercising not only helps you stay fit and strengthen muscles but it will boost being positive and an aid a good routine for the day.
  2. Be kind to yourself – If you don’t feel up to doing anything one day let yourself relax, do not get stressed out by these feelings as you will feel more anxious. We all need a rest and time off now and again so just have that lay in or nap as your body is telling you to do so!
  3. Keep in touch – Have a system where you keep in touch with friends and family each week – this may be a certain time each day or week or even a virtual call from your computer. Seeing faces and talking to loved ones really keeps you connected and happy. It’s always good to talk and also means you can check in with people to see if they are doing OK.
  4. If you condition worsens or you have problems with your medication, medical oxygen supply don’t at all feel like you are being a burden to the GP, Hospitals or suppliers. Your health is important and even more so right now so if you need help or you wake up one day and don’t feel right please call and get in touch as it may be important.
  5. Finally use the time to teach yourself something new. Have you always wanted to learn a language, read that book you never get around to or even plan your next holiday. We have more time than ever to really sink our teeth and thoughts into being a better cook, baking a cake, take up a course online or even just getting creative and reading up on your next plan – its time to plan that next adventure and remember we can still help you on your travels so please do look up our recommendations and links!

Coronavirus helping the planet…

  • Worldwide there is less carbon emission due to people staying at home, closed factories, cancelled events like trade fairs and of course less airline/cruise and car travel.

And what can we learn from this crisis?

For example: 

  • That remote and online working or education has a positive effect on our carbon footprint!
  • So do video-conferences!
  • Less use of coal and oil results in cleaner air.
  • We will be looking differently at globalization.
  • We will be better prepared when another virus pops-up.
  • And for now, more family time!

7 POSITIVE THINGS about the CORONAVIRUS

1 – We know what causes the disease, compared to for example, AIDS where it took 2 years to identify it.
2 – We know how to diagnose someone.
3 – The situation in China is improving.
4 – 81% is a mild version.
5 – The majority of infected people are healed, there are 13 times more
recoveries than deaths and this number is increasing.
6 – Children are almost unaffected.
7 – Coronavirus is easily inactivated by means of e.g.ethanol etc.

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Coronavirus vs Flu (influenza).

Can one have both at the same time? Yes.

Are the symptoms the same? More or less.

What are those?

  • Respiratory problems.
  • Headache and muscle aches.

How can you distinguish coronavirus symptoms?

Only with medical tests.

In 90% corona infected people have high fever.

+ in 70% corona infected people have a dry cough.

Men are more at risk than women and children.

Is there a vaccine?

There is one for the flu.

But there is still no vaccine against corona.

Does everybody infected with the corona virus die?

No, in most cases it will be mild but…in case the symptoms get worse one can be treated in a hospital.

What to do if you suspect you are infected.

Don’t go to the hospital but call you doctor for advice.

And last but not least…if you are in need for medical oxygen, www.oxygenworldwide.com

Oxygen Therapy and Living With It

For those who need oxygen via a machine living with it sometimes is tough. You need to adapt to a way of life but also not let it hinder your well-being and what you can do.

Oxygen is your life and do not feel you are confined to staying at home as you are connected to a machine. 

Oxygen therapy has come a long way but today the smallest and most versatile portable equipment is available. Medical oxygen allows patients the ability to go on holiday, travel, exercise and be on the move 24/7 as you increase your oxygen blood levels that help stop symptoms, breathing difficulties and prevent heart damage.

A few do’s and don’ts

Keep cylinders upright at all times whilst at home

Make sure you have working fire alarms and detectors in your home

Don’t use flammable liquids and keep away from heat such as gas hobs

Don’t let anyone smoke near you whilst you are using your oxygen


For all your oxygen needs here are some useful links and groups plus if you need to travel and go on holiday with your oxygen speak to one of our experienced advisers or let us call you.