For Better Workouts, Just add Oxygen?

Daily Burn Life—March 23, 2016

Christine Yu, a writer for Daily Burn Life, covers a story about supplemental oxygen and its impact on sports performance in athletes. Christine asks the question of whether supplementing with oxygen can help improve athletic performance and post-workout recovery.

"The theory is that if you can supply more oxygen, the body will have more oxygen to create energy and require less effort during training," said Kenton H. Fibel, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Fibel adds, "The large majority of benefits and the ability to compete at high levels are going to come from your daily training regimen and this [supplemental oxygen] shouldn't be a substitute for having a healthy diet and training."

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