We exercise to stay healthy, but what if the more we exercise, the more our health is threatened?
Dr. Mahler and dr. Loke from Geisel School of Medicine in the US found that when runners were exposed to freezing conditions, their vital capacity was significantly reduced and inhalation of cold air while exercising outdoors stimulates asthma-like symptoms such as shortness of breath.
What causes these symptoms? Dr. John Dickinson from University of Kent also wrote that 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.
Nose and bronchial tubes naturally warm and moisten the air before entering the lungs. However, when you inhale an excessive amount of cold and dry air too quickly, your body cannot warm it up and humidify it properly. As a result, your airways narrow and your breathing capacity is reduced. This leads us to a question; if you want to go out, exercise, run marathons or maintain your physical condition in winter, how can you do that?
Simple way is to stay indoors. Alternatively, you can cover your nose and mouth before going out to warm and humidify the air, but covering your face can make breathing difficult during exercise. Besides these two options, what if there were an easy-breathing mask that keeps you comfortable, warms you and controls moisture with a special fabric and internal ventilation mechanisms?
NAROO MASK has developed sports masks to protect athletes and sportists from the cold air and wind, helping them focus more on their workouts and performance. NAROO winter masks are specially made to warm the air before it enters the air way, to keep you dry while exercising and to bring more comfort to your exercise. We offer a variety of masks recommended for you to bravely face the cold. . The N9H, Z9H, Z5H, X5 and F3H models are some of our recommendations for winter season. Go to our product list and check out which one of these will better fit your winter needs!