EWOT: Exercise with Oxygen Therapy – Breathe Your Way to Fitness

Imagine getting a workout while simultaneously receiving an oxygen boost. That’s the promise of EWOT or Exercise with Supplemental Oxygen Therapy. This emerging fitness trend involves exercising while breathing air enriched with supplemental oxygen. Experts claim EWOT can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and even improve overall health. But what exactly is EWOT, and how does it work?

The Science Behind EWOT

Our bodies rely on oxygen to function correctly. During exercise, oxygen demand increases, and our bodies work harder to deliver oxygen to our muscles. This process becomes more challenging at high altitudes, where the air is thinner. EWOT simulates this high-altitude environment by increasing the pressure in the chamber. This forces more oxygen into your bloodstream, potentially enhancing oxygen delivery to your muscles.

How Does EWOT Work?

A typical EWOT session involves 30-60 minutes of exercise on a stationary bike or treadmill inside a pressurized chamber. The air inside the chamber is enriched with oxygen, typically around 25-30% (compared to the average 21%). As you exercise, your body absorbs this extra oxygen, potentially leading to several benefits:

  • Increased endurance and performance: The extra oxygen may help your muscles work harder and longer, improving endurance and athletic performance.
  • Faster recovery: EWOT is thought to promote the removal of lactic acid, a byproduct of exercise that can cause muscle fatigue. This may lead to shorter recovery times after workouts.
  • Improved circulation: The increased pressure in the chamber may improve blood flow, which can benefit overall health and well-being.
  • Potential health benefits: Some studies suggest EWOT may benefit various health conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and even cancer. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings.


The information in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before trying EWOT or any other new fitness program.