- Updated on September 13, 2020
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author
- Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD
A Definition for 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 or low, you will suffer from the same health problems, which can even likely 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.
This video below features an interview with Dr. Artour who explains physical health: definition and DIY test.
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 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 oxygen.
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 DIY 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 DIY 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:
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 the 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.
The number X is provided below in the next paragraph as your bonus content.
This number X is 2-3 minutes for the CP test.
Maintaining 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, the 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 to improve your results for the DIY test that defines physical health.
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