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You Can Get Out and About With Portable Oxygen

By Do More With Oxygen

Fri, Sep 14, 2012

traveling-with-oxygenIt’s lightweight enough to wear with a simple shoulder strap or backpack-style – leaving your hands free to shop, play cards or throw a ball for the dog.  It’s compact enough to put into your golf bag, so you never need to miss a putt. And many are accepted on major airlines and don’t even count against your carry-on limit – so you can pack your bags and take flight.

In short, being on oxygen therapy doesn’t necessarily prevent you from everything in your life that’s familiar, exciting and enjoyable. Today’s portable oxygen solutions, in fact, are specifically designed around the active lifestyle.

What Can You Look Forward To?

  • Mobility: Lightweight and compact, portable oxygen tanks are simple to take with you on a walk or a drive. Strap it on and carry it easily, or opt for a lightweight cart to accompany you – either way, you can go where you want, when you want – and breathe easier while you do.
  • Convenience: When you’re not tied down to oxygen cylinders and heavy tanks, life becomes much more convenient. Today’s portable oxygen tanks accommodate you with easily replaceable cylinders, carriers, accessories like regulators and conserving devices, and long-life batteries.
  • Peace of mind: You should not have to worry about your portable oxygen tank or its effect on your health and well-being. And with today’s advancements in technology and customer service – you won’t have to. You can soon find yourself settled into a comfortable routine with your oxygen therapy unit, and your provider can help you become familiar with its controls and settings – all of which contributes to your independence and quality of life.

So don’t ever turn down social plans because of your oxygen therapy again. And to learn more about the freedoms of portable oxygen therapy, visit the Oxygen & You page today. 

Topics: Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen solutions, travel with oxygen, staying active, oxygen safety

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