Exercise With Oxygen Therapy – EWOT
The use of oxygen during exercise dates back to the late 1960s when professor dr. Ardenne developed a special therapy named Oxygen Multistep Therapy. It was founded on the recognition that many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, circulatory disorders, cognitive function disorders and even some mental illnesses may be associated with oxygen deficiency which means that oxygen therapy which increased oxygen in the body contributes to treatment of diseases, enhances health and prolongs life. This unique therapy was later developed into more than twenty different treatments that are now being implemented in hundreds of locations across Europe.
WHAT IS EWOT?
EWOT is Exercise With Oxygen Therapy and means breathing higher levels of oxygen during exercise. You can use an exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical, steper, rower or similar.
Breathing higher levels of oxygen during exercise increases strength, endurance and stamina. You can go longer with greater power. This means a more effective workout in the same time frame. In addition, the body operates better when your blood is oxygen rich. Top athletes will travel to the lowest elevation to breathe higher purity of oxygen while training. However, this purity is only 2-5% more than the standard 21% you breathe on average. EWOT will increase your purity by at least 40% (or 10x more than the lowest elevation).
HOW WE CAN USE EWOT IN SPORT?
The body of the athlete is daily exposed to a great stress. In order to prevent the risk of injury and physical fatigue resulting from everyday exercises, many athletes look at alternative methods to help them maintain top-level abilities.
Exercise with oxygen represents one of the most effective recovery method for athletes. It works by supplying the body, up to the cellular level, the most important element, oxygen. During therapy, increased air pressure pushes oxygen into the tissues and organs. After one hour of treatment, the body is completely saturated with oxygen.
HOW EWOT – EXERCISE WITH OXYGEN THERAPY WORKS?
Increased air pressure allows the red blood cells and blood plasma to transport oxygen deeper into the tissues and muscle fibers of the body and that way naturally increase function and abilities. A sudden increase in oxygen provides faster healing of muscle damages with restoring a vital tissues and blood vessels. In addition to the healing effect, many athletes use oxygen in combination with altitude training because it brings new natural energy to the body.
BENEFITS OF EWOT – EXERCISE WITH OXYGEN THERAPY?
Under normal circumstances, we breathe air with about 21% oxygen. When breathing air with a higher oxygen concentration – hyperoxia – we instantly notice an increase in power, endurance and energy. Research has shown that athletes with extra oxygen can do more, the level of lactate in the blood and the heart rate remain lower than in normal intensive training. Hyperoxia affects the decreased use of glycogen in the muscles and, consequently, the reduced production of lactate and reduced adrenalin secretion.
EWOT with extra oxygen content speeds up recovery and reduces fatigue.
WINNING COMBINATION : EWOT WITH ALTITUDE (HYPOXIC ) TRAINING
Top athletes in the desire for the best results, often use a training protocol that includes both hypoxic and hyperoxic training. Some recent researches have shown that the best result can be get with a combination of a long, moderate intense hypoxic training in the initial period with intense hyperoxic training in the period prior an important race.
OXYGEN FOR RECOVERY
Mitochondria are often referred as cellular power plants because they change the proteins, fats and fatty acids we ingest into the energy for body cells. More things are needed for the proper functioning of mitochondria, but the most important element is oxygen.
If enough oxygen is available, mitochondria act as small, microscopic, energy power plants that supply energy at the cellular level. Conversely, when the level of oxygen is low, mitochondria produce lactic acid, the ingredient that is synonymous with muscular pain and fatigue.
EWOT – exercise with oxygen therapy pushes oxygen deep under the skin in the muscles without a help of the lungs or heart. This can also affect increased fat burning and improved endurance with reduced lactic acid production. This combination means better abilities, faster rcovery and less discomfort after intense training.
OXYGEN FOR INJURIES
To most professional athletes injuries are part of their lives, part of their activities. The injury prevention, timely action and complete recovery are crucial.
Oxygen is used to promote the healing of injuries from stroke, burns to fractures. The ability of oxygen is to restore the growth of blood vessels and tendons, which makes it particularly suitable to treath athletes.
HOW WE CAN USE EWOT FOR HEALTH, WELLNESS AND WELL-BEING?
HIGHER CALORIE CONSUMPTION
Training with oxygen therapy reduces fat tissue. Exercise with oxygen therapy increases calorie consumption by 30%.
IMPROVES WELL-BEING AND STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH
In addition to increased exercise power, EWOT also increases the level of oxygen in blood plasma which improves metabolism and strengthens the immune system. It has a beneficial effect on chronic fatigue, recurrent headaches and muscle pain. Improves memory and concentration. EWOT thus enriches all parts of the body with additional oxygen and significantly reduces the risk of developing various cronic diseases.
SLOWS DOWN AGING
In addition to other symptoms, aging also includes decreased ability to transfer oxygen to cells. Less oxygen leads to faster cell death and consequently faster aging. Research has shown that cancer cells thrive in oxygen-poor environment. EWOT slows down aging by effective transport of oxygen to all body cells.
REDUCES THE STRESS
Stress lowers oxygen in the body consequently oxygen deficiency leads to cell death, slows down brain function and function of other organs. EWOT supplies more oxygen to the body thus reducing the daily stress.
The health benefits can be gained with only a 15-minutes aerobic EWOT exercise, 3 times weekly.
OXYGEN THERAPY FOR HEALTH ISSUE
Oxygen therapy at rest is used by people who have low saturation (saturation of blood with oxygen) due to different disease conditions and the normal air is not sufficient for them. Additional oxygen gives them the normal value of oxygen in the blood – as they have healthy people. The use, concentration and time frame is strictly within the doctor’s domain.