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Dispelling Myths About the Cold January 17, 2008

Posted by Joe in cold.
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I came across a great article that dispels some of the popular myths about running in the cold. Good stuff to read like,

…more people are injured exercising in the heat than exercising in the cold.

“The big question was, ‘Is it ever too cold?’” Dr. Castellani said. “The answer is no. People go to the poles, people are out there when it’s minus-50 degrees, people do incredible things, and safely. There really isn’t a point where you can tell people it is not safe anymore.”

…lungs are not damaged by cold, said Kenneth W. Rundell, the director of respiratory research and the human physiology laboratory at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. No matter how cold the air is, by the time it reaches your lungs, it is body temperature, he explained.

Read the article at the NY Times.

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