SP02%



SP02 stands for peripheral capillary oxygen saturation. Levels are read with a pulse oximeter.

You have your reading checked as part of your Lifestyle program and as one of your vitals readings during a medical check up. 

Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent. Values under 90 percent are considered low.

The percent oxygen saturation reflects the degree of oxygen one’s red blood cells are carrying oxygen. As red blood cells pass through the lungs, they carry 95 to 100 percent of oxygen. For people suffering with lung disease, other respiratory diseases or other medical conditions, red blood cells are depleted of oxygen. People with a low blood oxygen level have a difficult time breathing and may need oxygen. This measure gives insight to one’s capability for physical activity and especially aerobic activity.

So... what are natural means to improve SP02%

This article provides 5 Ways to Improve Your Oxygen Levels. A couple of the approaches will add to the pleasantry of your home environment such as adding plants (Chinese evergreens) or air purifiers (bamboo charcoal)

Two interesting approaches to improving your oxygen levels are also used for stress reduction: deep (diaphragmatic) breathing and pursed lip breathing. These methods are detail in our 14 Day Stress course (just ask if you would like to take it). Its interesting how some things have exponential benefit to our health.

Certain fitness trackers are now incorporating SP02% measures. This device offers this functionality and gives a good description of how the technology works.