Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Working Out & Runny Noise, What's The Deal?

Every time I hit the courts for a game of tennis, my nose start running like it's the height of cold and flu season! 

Turns out, this is quite common.  The heavy breathing typically experienced during a quality workout causes larger amounts of air to enter the nasal passages.  If outside, that means sucking in greater amounts of irritants like car exhaust, pollution and pollens.  If inside it could be mold or pet dander.

Sneezing and a runny nose are the bodies natural defense of keeping these irritants from reaching your lungs. 

So, a runny nose in this case is actually a good thing.

Someone pass the Kleenex.

Source: Shape September 2012

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