Clean air up levels an athlete’s performance no matter the sport. However, air around in environments all over the globe isn’t always the best for breathing, especially during high-intensity exercise. Research shows that 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air.
Particulates in the air and weather conditions like cold weather, pollen, pollution, dust, and microbes can harm and hinder our lungs from absorbing oxygen at full capacity, lowering performance levels significantly.
As lovers of the outdoors, we at NAROO have been researching technology that can facilitate optimal breathing in all possible conditions. Our tested and proven technology is guaranteed to protect athletes everywhere, including in freezing winter climes.
Aside from the discomfort of exercising and training in cold air, lower temperatures can cause many unwanted side effects on breathing. Human lungs find it tough to warm and humidify cold air, which can dehydrate and impair airways.
Often athletes experience breathing issues when training in cold temperatures such as coughing and burning feelings in their throats and windpipes. Research reveals that intense cold-weather exercise can burden the lungs and force the lining of human airways to dehydrate, dry, and suffer long-term, even irreversible, damage.
Many athletes choose to wear a scarf, neck warmer, face bandana, balaclava mask, or ski mask around their mouth and nose when training in the cold. However, while this does trap the warm, moist air they exhale, these items are quite uncomfortable, especially during intensive training sessions. Additionally, goggles can get fogged up, causing visibility issues and inhibiting performance capability. They are also not easy to breathe through, adding further deterrents to performance.
To start with, here are a few tips that can help safeguard respiratory health for anyone exercising in the cold air:
However, all these measures are not sufficient to protect your lungs for long periods of arduous activity. In particularly cold temperatures, athletes need the right equipment to protect their lungs and airways from cold-induced damage.
This is where the EX-BONE comes in, and shines.
NAROO’s evolved offering, the EX-BONE is an innovative exoskeleton structure that creates a 3D air-warming chamber to warm and humidify cold air inhaled during training or practice. Here are some of its key features.
Essentially, the EX-BONE’s industry-best ergonomic design ensures athletes can exercise safely and easily in harsh colder climes. Slide it over your face and keep your airways dry and warm to take on those chilly days.
The EX-BONE is part of NAROO’s Z5H and Z9H balaclava masks, two products highly favored by winter athletes across the globe.
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