We exercise to stay healthy, but what if the more we exercise, the more our health is threatened?
When exercising in freezing conditions:
• Your vital capacity significantly reduces (the maximum amount of air expelled from the lungs after maximum inhalation)
• Your bronchial tubes, lungs and mucous membranes become irritated
• Asthma-like symptoms are stimulated
In the Winter Olympics, many athletes report having respiratory problems. 50% of cross-country athletes and 43% of short-track speed skaters have experienced exercise-induced asthma.
What causes our bodies to react badly to these conditions?
Nose and bronchial tubes naturally warm and moisten the oxygen we breathe before it enters our lungs. However, when inhaling an excessive amount of cold, dry air too quickly, your body cannot warm and humidify it efficiently. As a result, your airways narrow and consequently your breathing capacity is limited. This leads us to a question; if you want to go out, exercise, run marathons or maintain your physical condition in winter, how is it possible in a healthy manner?
The first solution is to stay indoors to exercise. But, studies have shown that exercising in cold environments can have a great effect on your endurance, calories burned and vitamin D intake in winter. Continuing to be active outside in winter is not a problem if your airways are properly protected.
Usually, covering your face can make breathing difficult during exercise. What if there were an easy-breathing mask that kept you comfortable and warm and controlled moisture with unique fabric and internal ventilation mechanisms?
NAROO MASK has developed sports masks to protect athletes and sportspeople from the cold air and wind, helping you focus on performance. NAROO winter masks are specifically developed to warm the air before it enters the respiratory system, keeping you dry and comfortable while exercising. We offer a variety of masks perfect for facing the cold: The N9H, Z9H, Z5H, X5 and F3H models are our recommendations for the winter season.