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100% oxygen saturation levels

Hi Everyone,

I had a car accident last week ( Im ok but my car is a write off) and the hospital did my saturation levels. I told them that my satuaration is usually about 96% because I have a bit of a lung issue due to scoliosis. Anyway, when they put the little light on my finger my saturation was 100%! Its never been 100%. Could it be because of my running? Im only on week 4 but I do feel healthier already.

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I'm no expert so I couldn't say, but I do know there are many benefits to getting heathy and being fit and active, so it would not surprise me. So sorry about your car. Look after your self in the coming weeks, be kind to you body as it will of had a knock and need a bit of TLC. take care a Rfcx.


I'm no expert either, but have read that people usually only shallow breathe, so would think the excercise is having a beneficial impact on you,this is part of the reading.. there's more on the link..😊

Although the average human lung capacity is about 6 liters of air, we typically inhale much, much less. In fact, it’s amazing how little of our lung capacity is routinely used. This can be described as shallow breathing, or chest breathing. Shallow breathing is a self descriptive term, and may be caused by poor posture, stiff muscles, or simply inactivity. The majority of the breathing we do is shallow breathing. After all, it’s just not feasible to be heavily huffing and puffing all day. However, when shallow breathing is the only type of breathing you do, you’re utilising a small fraction of your lung capacity and doing your lungs a disservice. Shallow breathing lets stagnant air and pollutants accumulate in the depths of the lungs and may lead to fatigue, respiratory sluggishness, and diminished tissue function.

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