Physical Health? Only with High Body O2

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.

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 -->physical health 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:

Minute ventilation rates (chronic diseases)

Condition Minute
Number of
All references or
click below for abstracts
Normal breathing 6 L/min - Medical textbooks
Healthy Subjects 6-7 L/min >400 Results of 14 studies
Heart disease 15 (+-4) L/min 22 Dimopoulou et al, 2001
Heart disease 16 (+-2) L/min 11 Johnson et al, 2000
Heart disease 12 (+-3) L/min 132 Fanfulla et al, 1998
Heart disease 15 (+-4) L/min 55 Clark et al, 1997
Heart disease 13 (+-4) L/min 15 Banning et al, 1995
Heart disease 15 (+-4) L/min 88 Clark et al, 1995
Heart disease  14 (+-2) L/min 30 Buller et al, 1990
Heart disease 16 (+-6) L/min 20 Elborn et al, 1990
Pulm hypertension 12 (+-2) L/min 11 D'Alonzo et al, 1987
Cancer 12 (+-2) L/min 40 Travers et al, 2008
Diabetes 12-17 L/min 26 Bottini et al, 2003
Diabetes 15 (+-2) L/min 45 Tantucci et al, 2001
Diabetes 12 (+-2) L/min 8 Mancini et al, 1999
Diabetes 10-20 L/min 28 Tantucci et al, 1997
Diabetes 13 (+-2) L/min 20 Tantucci et al, 1996
Asthma 13 (+-2) L/min 16 Chalupa et al, 2004
Asthma 15 L/min 8 Johnson et al, 1995
Asthma 14 (+-6) L/min 39 Bowler et al, 1998
Asthma 13 (+-4) L/min 17 Kassabian et al, 1982
Asthma 12 L/min 101 McFadden, Lyons, 1968
COPD 14 (+-2) L/min 12 Palange et al, 2001
COPD 12 (+-2) L/min 10 Sinderby et al, 2001
COPD 14 L/min 3 Stulbarg et al, 2001
Sleep apnea 15 (+-3) L/min 20 Radwan et al, 2001
Liver cirrhosis 11-18 L/min 24 Epstein et al, 1998
Hyperthyroidism 15 (+-1) L/min 42 Kahaly, 1998
Cystic fibrosis 15 L/min 15 Fauroux et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 10 L/min 11 Browning et al, 1990
Cystic fibrosis* 10 L/min 10 Ward et al, 1999
CF and diabetes* 10 L/min 7 Ward et al, 1999
Cystic fibrosis 16 L/min 7 Dodd et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 18 L/min 9 McKone et al, 2005
Cystic fibrosis* 13 (+-2) L/min 10 Bell et al, 1996
Cystic fibrosis 11-14 L/min 6 Tepper et al, 1983
Epilepsy 13 L/min 12 Esquivel et al, 1991
CHV 13 (+-2) L/min 134 Han et al, 1997
Panic disorder 12 (+-5) L/min 12 Pain et al, 1991
Bipolar disorder 11 (+-2) L/min 16 MacKinnon et al, 2007
Dystrophia myotonica 16 (+-4) L/min 12 Clague et al, 1994

Note that advanced stages of asthma can lead to lung destruction, ventilation-perfusion mismatch,
and arterial hypercapnia causing further reduction in body oxygen levels.

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 qualitiesphysical healthrcise, diet, air and water. A person cannot sustain physiphysical healthlong periods of time if she or he abuses the body too much. However, it is also known that in a state of exceptional physical health, a person can withstand and successfully cope with serious limitatphysical healthctions. For example, people with about 2.5-3 minutes for the body-oxygen test 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. Similarly, these people can survive in great health eating only very limited types of food for weeks or even months, for example, only meat or fish.

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.

Web pages about cardiovascular endurance, physical exercise, running, body building, and sports:
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- Breathing techniques for running: Which breathing techniques provide maximum body oxygenation at rest and during running?
- Benefits of physical activity: The main benefits of correct physical activity for health are due to more oxygen in body cells. Learn how to exercise correctly to get maximum benefits from exercise and sports
- Benefits of running correctly include increased cell and body-oxygen levels provided that you run with nose breathing only (in and out) mimicking some effects of high-altitude training
- Altitude training especially at really high altitude helps to improve O2 transport due to hypoxic effects. This improves VO2max and endurance. However, one does not need to train or run at high altitude in order to get maximum sports and endurance benefits. Learh how you can get more benefits at the sea level.
- Effects of exercise on the respiratory system: They are short-term and long-term and mainly depend on your breathing route: mouth vs. nose breathing
- Effects of lifestyle factors on sport performance are individual, but they all relate to increased O2 levels in body cells
- How to build more body muscle with less diet protein: Bodybuilding does not require as much protein in one's diet to build muscles if the body cells are well oxygenated due to correct breathing 24/7
- Natural bodybuilding requires high body oxygen levels in order to be safe, beneficial for health, and really natural
- Graded exercise therapy: How to Make It Very Effective: Graded exercise therapy can be very beneficial, if it is done with one old key rule: nose breathing only
- Training Mask: Most advanced forms of physical exercise to boost body oxygenation, VO2max, endurance, and health.

Short sport and fitness articles: Breathing at rest, cardiovascular endurance and sport performance:
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