Denver Aurora: Exercise at high altitude

Denver Aurora: Exercise at high altitude

Aurora at high altitude Credit: Arinahabich\123RF At higher altitude places such as Denver, less oxygen reaches the body, making it harder to breathe. Also, the muscles get worn out faster than usual. Whenever people come to visit, they always ask why it’s harder to catch your breath when you go running the first couple of weeks. Exercising at high altitudes creates certain changes in our bodies. Those changes could even cause a certain strain on our bodies. Any physical activity that is performed at more than 5000 feet, is limited by the high altitude. This is caused by the decline in the barometric pressure -- the higher up you go, the less oxygen pressure you have. It is important to keep in mind that it takes a certain amount of…
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