cold air and lungs

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  1. TheMarchHare

    TheMarchHare OT Supporter

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    i went for a run in th efirst time in awhile, and halfway through, my lungs started to hurt.
    i assume its because i haven't run in a long time, but someone also mentioned cold air affecting lung capacity? is there anything to this?

    i've never had a problem with lung capacity since asthma cleared up when i was in grade school.
     
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    Cold air is more dense. That's about it.
     
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    People with asthma typically have more trouble running in colder weather.
     
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    Every year when I first start getting back into hockey my lungs need to get conditioned to the cold air again. Feels like they are on fire for the first few skates, but after that I'm good to go. Pretty sure it's normal.
     
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    Dense air just takes more effort to breath in, so you're getting "less air" per breath is probably why they feel like they're on fire.
     
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    Practice breathing through your nose. It will increase your stamina and also allow more time for the air to "heat up" before reaching your lungs.
     
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    Cold air = more dense = more oxygen = increased oxygenation in the blood

    It's simply the temperature difference that causes discomfort. You get used to it.
     
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