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July 7, 2012 3:48 PM
The gym I go to now is always so cold (set to 68 degrees) and it causes my throat to burn even when Im only do cardio I have to wear a hoody and cover my mouth which barely helps. Will I ever get use to this cold air or should I just go somewhere else? Anyone else experience this?
July 7, 2012 3:54 PM
Huh. My lungs hurt if it's cold outside and I'm breathing really hard (say running when it's below 40 degrees), but I certainly don't have a problem with AC, even at 68.

AC does dry out the air a lot--I wonder if that's the problem? Have you ever been checked for asthma?
July 7, 2012 3:58 PM
Are you sure it's the cold air that's making your throat burn? Maybe its too dry or you have allergies. 68 doesn't seem cold enough for that kind of reaction.
July 7, 2012 4:03 PM
Yeah, I mean, at my home I use to have an ellipitical and I turned the temp to around 75 degrees or higher and had no issues breathing, but at the gym with the cold air and the fan its hard to walk around without feeling the sting. I dont have asthma issues that I know of or allergies.
July 7, 2012 4:04 PM
I can't remember, right now it is 105 where I live!
July 7, 2012 4:09 PM

I can't remember, right now it is 105 where I live!

Yeah its 100 here, but I dont have my bike with me and Im away from home on an internship so I have to go INSIDE to work out! :(
July 7, 2012 4:15 PM
Yuck! I don't think I paid attention to the "where you were at" part. Are you in a mountain area? I have trouble breathing in a higher altitude.
July 7, 2012 4:17 PM
I used to be in the Army in Alaska and we trained outside at -55 F without hurting lungs. I don't think the temperature is your problem.
July 7, 2012 4:19 PM
Im not sure what the issue is though. Because I can go run for 30 minutes outside in 100 degree weather and feel fine (in the lungs) maybe its just my lungs are screwed up from the cold temps.
July 7, 2012 4:21 PM
The air inside with an air conditioner is dry. That could be the problem.
July 7, 2012 4:23 PM

The air inside with an air conditioner is dry. That could be the problem.

Yeah, that makes sense. I dont ever workout in the winter outside so I cant compare but that has to be the only rational explanation. Though, I wonder why it doesnt bother a lot of other people?

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