Physical Health Definition and Simple Body O2 Test

Definition for Physical Health

Smiling couple with great physical health How one can get great physical health? Are there any special systems and techniques? You can practice the most advanced physical exercise routines, eat tons of organic super-foods and supplements, drink canisters of super juices, but if your body-oxygen levels remain the same, you will suffer from the same health problems, which can even get worse and worse.

Physical health can be defined as a state of well-being when all internal and external body parts, organs, tissues and cells can function properly as they are supposed to function. This physical health definition also includes physical health as a state of physical well-being in which a person is physically fit to perform their daily activities without restrictions. Good physical health means that, for example, our ears can normally hear, our eyes have normal vision, our legs can walk, jump, run, and perform many other normal activities without problems. Recruitment of rookies for military service in many countries is often based on the requirement of good physical health.

Over 180 Soviet and Russian medical doctors tested more than 300,000 patients and found that body oxygenation (results of the simple DIY body oxygen test) define physical health and lifestyle in these patients. Here is a Table that reflects their observations.

Natural lifestyle choices before and after breathing retraining

Lifestyle factor: Body oxygen < 30 s Body oxygen > 50 s
Energy level Medium, low, or very low High
Desire to exercise Not strong, but possible Craving and joy of exercise
Intensive exercise with nose breathing Hard or impossible Easy and effortless
Typical mind states Confusion, anxiety, depression Focus, concentration, clarity
Craving for coffee, sugar and junk foods Present Absent
Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs Possible Absent
Desire to eat raw foods Weak and rare Very common and natural
Correct posture Rare and requires efforts Natural and automatic
Sleep Often of poor quality; > 7 hours Excellent quality; < 5 hours naturally

Criteria for physical health

First, let us consider why modern people have lousy physical health and low body O2.

Changes in breathing explain poor physical health

Brain O2 levels after 1 min of overbreathing Based on the clinical experience of more than 180 Soviet and Russian medical professionals and my own observations of thousands of people, there is a simple way that is necessary and usually sufficient to guarantee excellent physical health. Many modern people and those with chronic diseases cannot have physical health due to their low body oxygenation caused by ineffective breathing patterns.

According to Soviet and Russian MDs, a person should have less than 4 L/min for minute ventilation (or more than 60 seconds of oxygen in the brain and body cells) in order to possess overall wellness and good physical health. Modern normal people have only about 20-25 seconds for the body-oxygen test. People with chronic diseases virtually always have less than 20 seconds of oxygen due to their fast and heavy breathing pattern (chronic hyperventilation). This shows why very few people have good physical health in today's society.

The situation with physical health in sick people is even worse. Here are more specific details:

Breathing rates in healthy, normal people vs diseases

Ideal physical health

It is also known that in a state of exceptional or ideal physical health, a person can withstand and successfully cope with severe limitations and restrictions. For example, people with X seconds for the body-oxygen test (see details below) can survive with no sleep, food, and water for up to 3 or more days and still be in a state of excellent physical health. They sleep for 2 hours naturally, have abundant energy and experience many other effects, such as disappearance of scars. These people can survive and be in great health eating only very limited types of food for weeks or even months, for example, only meat or fish or a few types of vegetables or other foods.

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Maintaining physical health

Woman smiling during exercise with good physical health Maintenance of physical health is based on natural interactions with the environment that include such fundamental qualities as sleep, exercise, diet, air and water. A person cannot sustain physical health for long periods of time if she or he abuses the body too much.

According to clinical experience of Soviet and Russian doctors, the main factor to maintain physical health is physical exercise with nose breathing, while other factors (such as good diet, presence of all required nutrients, good sleep hygiene, and so forth) are also necessary. Main destructive factors that diminish body oxygenation are the same factors that are causes of hyperventilation. They include supine sleep (sleeping on the back), mouth breathing, lack of exercise, overheating, poor posture, eating too much, talking too much, and so on. The methods and techniques to correct these lifestyle risk factors to improve physical health are covered in the module Learn Buteyko breathing exercises.

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