Respironics recently released a new, smaller portable oxygen concentrator named the SimplyGo Mini. Unlike its larger sister product, the SimplyGo, the Mini is a pulse flow concentrator only and does not offer continuous flow oxygen. This new oxygen concentrator gives Respironics the opportunity to complete with oxygen concentrators that are solely designed for the lightweight, pulse flow market such as the AirSep Focus and the Inogen G3.
Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE
had just turned 30, was a staple in every boot camp class, ran a 6:50 mile (not bad for a 200-pounder) and was gunning for my first mud-obstacle run. After a quick bicep and tricep workout on 7/4/11, I hit the trail for some miles. After a loud pop, I was stranded on the ground on a hundred-degree day. For an hour, I was helpless and alone. An MRI confirmed that my L3-L5 lumbar discs had essentially blown out. After narrowly avoiding surgery, I was left, with among other things, one leg that is significantly shorter than the other. No more running, no more jumping, no boot camp. No more fun?
Swimming is an awesome, all-around fun activity for people of all ages. It's widely known that swimming is not only a great leisure activity, but an excellent non-impact way to get exercise and improve health without risking injury as well. Swimming helps to: