While we had long term exposure to smoke from wildfire conditions in the Interior, some reports are now coming out about the health effects on people breathing the wood smoke over a period of time. Respiratory problems, kidney conditions, heart stress, and other effects are just some of the concerns people have faced.
Hiking the hills in the smoke is a big concern. On doctor told me that the particulate matter inhaled in these conditions make take months to get out of our system. The general advice offered by the medical community is to stay indoors. Here is a good information bulletin:
We are used to hiking all summer, but we also have to use our common sense. he damage from exercise in smoky conditions is greater than the benefits from any single exercise session. Next summer it will be a new HEPA filter on my furnace and sessions on a treadmill indoors or a yoga session in a good studio.
On a smoky day I drove up to the Stake Lake in hopes of getting high enough to have better air quality. Even at 1416m, Lodgepole Lake was smoky so I paddled one loop around the lake then came down … Continue reading →
The Google map was just updated to include all the links to articles on each paddling spot. As new spots are added, the map will be updated again. Viewers can zoom in, set to full page, click on any of … Continue reading →
A Guest Article from Jason Lewis (Strongwell.org): How to Keep Yourself Safe from Major Outdoor Exercising Dangers Whether you’re a novice exerciser who’s just getting started or a seasoned pro who’s fit as a fiddle, it’s possible to find yourself … Continue reading →
On two recent paddling outings the noise levels were quite different. When we paddled downriver, there were the usual highway and railroad noises as we paddled from Lafarge to Kamloops. When the trains weren’t running it was relatively peaceful. As … Continue reading →