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10/16/11 7:09 P

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Will exercising with a mask help the inferno that takes place in my lungs when it's cold outside? In the past, my workouts have become non existent in the winter time because it's painful to get outside (or use the treadmill in the garage) when it's cold. Fortunately I live in Florida so this only amounts to about 4 months a year, but over this summer I added jogging intervals to my walks and I'm determined to not lose progress this year. There have been a few brisk mornings so far that have caused me some issues, so I thought my fellow asthma buddies could offer some tips.

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10/23/10 9:20 P

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The ski mask isn't too sufficating for me....but I am always cold. There have been days when I would need to loosen it a bit so some cold air gets through but not too often.

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10/21/10 11:05 A

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Thanks! Did you find that the ski mask suffocated you? I have a hard time with things like dust masks. I love breathing cold air as I run; it's unfortunate that my lungs aren't a fan!

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10/18/10 11:31 P

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I use a ski mask (its triangular in shape and tucks into my jacket quite nicely)

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10/18/10 7:56 P

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I ran with a mask last year. I'm a nurse, so I actually used a respirator mask from work. It was a little too much in terms of restricting air.

This year I'm going to just use a dust type mask from the hardware store. I wear glasses too when I run. The trick is to keep it tight over the bridge of my nose and try to vent it under my chin (if that makes any sense).

This is a pretty cool site you might want to check out.
www.achooallergy.com/masks.asp

Kay from Tennessee



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10/18/10 7:37 P

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Hey everyone,
First post! I noticed when jogging that breathing through my scarf helped my asthma slightly, but was very cumbersome and fogged up my glasses. Has anyone had success running with a mask? If so, what brand?

Thanks!
Nicole

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