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Asthma + Exercise = No Attack?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ok, so I've been asthmatic since I was 5, and not lucky to have allergy asthma, but I got exercise indused asthma. And this past week has been the week of asthma hell. I have been wanting to get back walking but just didn't trust my lungs. So yesterday I finally geared up for a SLOW walk, easy does it, right?

I started exercising in april and that lasted for only a few weeks, and i think that was because I over did it. So yesterday I got my ipod, put on my sneakers, took two puffs of my inhaler and out I went. 1.9 miles in 50 minutes, no shortness of breath or anything. When I got home I also did the core strength training Spark has suggested. I feel really good about this........not really too concerned if I;m getting a real areobic exercise right now. Just figuring that if I can build my body and lungs up, by the time I get my asthma back under control areobic walking isn't going to be as much of a problem as it has been in the past.
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  • v LORRAANN77
    Any kinda of start is good, and I think it's commendable that you're being conscious and cautious with your asthma.
    With slow and steady work, you'll get there!
    Way to go!
    2449 days ago
  • v BONNIE627
    way to go.. just start slow and keep at it..
    2515 days ago
  • v GRANDMA442
    This is what I need to do, too. Thanks for sharing. I have been afraid to try!
    2515 days ago
    I have had asthma since the age of 6. I also suffer from exercise induced asthma. What I have found is key for doing cardio for me is having a slow, steady ramp up of my heart/breathing rate. If I start off too quickly, I will trigger my asthma, but if I work up progressively I don't. I'll take 10 minutes to work up to my target heart rate - more if necessary depending on how I'm feeling. But once I do that, I can work at the upper end of my target heart rate without triggering an attack. And it does get better as your lungs get stronger.

    2515 days ago
  • v TXSPLA
    That is great you had a good walk and core exercises. Don't push too hard - take it slow and easy.

    2516 days ago
  • v ELKAY6
    So glad you had a good day!!!
    2516 days ago
    That sounds like the best way to do it.
    2516 days ago
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