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11/27/12 8:57 P

Thanks for the advice guys. :) I had no idea about the mall walking programs. Sounds interesting, but I doubt I'd be driving for as much as I have to in order to do to that. I'm embarrassed/can't afford to go to a pool to do some swimming. Well, I can't even swim, but I've done some water jogging in the summer. I do have an ipod I use a lot during treadmilling, so that's not so fresh for me. I do have a video game system, but no fitness games. That might be something to try out. I just know that I'll feel awkward doing that with someone else in the house with me (parents-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces are around ALOT).

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11/27/12 6:00 P

If you live near an indoor mall, lots of them have walking programs; if you are near a community centre with an indoor pool, try swimming or aquafit. One word of warning, though, is that the chemicals combined with the cold air outside can be very drying on your skin. Use baby oil or a good cream (not lotion, which isn't as strong) every time you go swimming.

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11/27/12 5:09 P

Can you do HIIT? I know that it is high intensity, so I am not sure how it works with asthma. However, I exercise this way at my doctors and some of the patients have asthma and work out just fine. they may have to modify here and there, but their workouts are just as intense.

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11/27/12 4:43 P

Do you have a Wii or Xbox Kinect video game system? They make fitness games as well as dancing games. The Just Dance series is a great cardio workout.

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11/27/12 4:21 P

You can try listening to your favorite music rather than watching tv. You can do a workout dvd or try an on demand fitness program if you have comcast or something similar provided by your cable company. You can also join a gym and take classes or pay per visit for just those classes. I find that when I have people around with similar goals and interest I work out harder or dont get bored as easily.

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11/27/12 3:55 P

I have asthma. Exercising in the cold is a no-no for me. I have a treadmill and weights in my basement, all in front of a nice big TV to watch while I workout. However, it gets a little boring. How can I spice my winter workouts up? : /

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