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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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    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!
    3051 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    way to go.. just start slow and keep at it..
    3117 days ago
  • GRANDMA442
    This is what I need to do, too. Thanks for sharing. I have been afraid to try!
    3117 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.

    3117 days ago
    That is great you had a good walk and core exercises. Don't push too hard - take it slow and easy.

    3118 days ago
  • ELKAY6
    So glad you had a good day!!!
    3118 days ago
    That sounds like the best way to do it.
    3118 days ago
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