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Offline James Cavin

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Cold Weather Lung Protection
« on: December 11, 2010, 09:25:35 AM »
As most of you know, running outside during the cold months can have an affect on your lungs afterwards. A lot of times you'll end up with the "skier's hack" as a result. Some people even have trouble breathing for a while afterwards and get a kind of exercise induced asthma.

For me, I already have asthma so running during winter months usually just sucks for me. I end up using my inhaler a lot because of it.

I've been doing some reading on some solutions to this problem. A lot of people recommend buying a balaclava because it is supposed to help warm the air a little better as you breath it. I'm considering maybe finding some bandanas and seeing if those will work as well.

Anyone know if this helps at all? Or do you know of a similar solution?

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Re: Cold Weather Lung Protection
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 11:28:24 AM »
1. Breath in through your nose
2. Make sure you do a full warmup before you do any exercise
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Re: Cold Weather Lung Protection
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 11:40:25 AM »
I love the cold. I'm a sweater, hence I get hot fast so I have to like the cold.
So what I do is over dress for the cold, once I start to "warm" up or sweat which ever comes first I then start to shed. Hell last week I was in only my basketball shorts in 34 degree weather shoveling snow. Didn't cough once.

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Re: Cold Weather Lung Protection
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 08:15:11 AM »
I too have asthma and i totally understand the cold air hurting your lungs. I wouldn't recommend a balaclava because the face mask might cause suspicion (at least were i am its a NO unless your in a costume) So i wear either a bandanna or a half fleece mouth mask like this

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Re: Cold Weather Lung Protection
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 09:50:48 AM »
As most of you know, running outside during the cold months can have an affect on your lungs afterwards. A lot of times you'll end up with the "skier's hack" as a result. Some people even have trouble breathing for a while afterwards and get a kind of exercise induced asthma.

For me, I already have asthma so running during winter months usually just sucks for me. I end up using my inhaler a lot because of it.

I've been doing some reading on some solutions to this problem. A lot of people recommend buying a balaclava because it is supposed to help warm the air a little better as you breath it. I'm considering maybe finding some bandanas and seeing if those will work as well.

Anyone know if this helps at all? Or do you know of a similar solution?

Do you have an inhaler. See your family doctor.

Also wear a skully. It's more BAMF
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