Bell MTS Place will be home for the Lung Association’s 2018 Stair climb , described as the ultimate CLIMB Across Manitoba . It’s a total of 490 kilometers calculated over 178 thousand flights. The Lung Association is hosting the event, Sunday Jan. 28th . It’s a fundraiser to promote lung health and commit to clean air. Sponsor someone, come and do the steps yourself or get a group to climb together , in the home of our NHL Jets.Teams will be contacted no later than January 19th, to provide their desired number of flights they would like to complete. Must be a minimum of 10 flights to a maximum of 200. Register today…log on to register at www.MB.LUNG.CA.
Meanwhile Most of us have been experiencing extreme cold weather, watching the temperature dip well below -20. These kinds of extreme temperatures can make breathing very difficult. Whether your lungs are healthy or you have a lung disease, cold, dry air rushing to your lungs can take your breath away. Here’s some advice from the Lung Association to make breathing a bit easier this winter.
- Take medication as prescribed. Make sure you keep your medication on hand when out and about. If you are unsure about your prescription, be sure to talk with your doctor or healthcare team.
- Wear a scarf. Be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a warm scarf.
- Avoid exercise outside.Opt for an indoor activity instead.
- Breathe through your nose. Your nose plays a number of unexpected roles in the respiratory system. One of these is the warming of air before it enters your lungs.
- Keep an eye on air quality. Winter does not mean pollution hibernates. Keep an eye on air pollution reports and avoid going out when pollution is high.