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HEALTHYGIRL07's Photo HEALTHYGIRL07 Posts: 30
12/19/07 4:18 P

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Keep up the good work! It's tough to work out when you're just not "in the mood". Props to you for going for it anyway!
I find that even small amounts of cardio, broken up throughout the day, improve my asthma. On really cold days-either from the cold itself or people's chimney smoke-I choose to stay indoors and do a tape. I love "walk away the pounds" tapes because they're not complicated and you can choose how much you do!

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11/8/07 7:00 P

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My best experience has been to build up gradually. Add a minute/5 minutes at a time until I'm up to the optimum number of minutes for a normal person's workout.

If it is to be, it is up to me!


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11/8/07 5:32 P

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emoticon My success story for today...

I joined CURVES on Thursday, 10/18/2007. My program is 5 days a week (Monday thru Friday) of Circuit Training for one hour with my heart-rate between 70% and 85%. 15 minutes of stretching before & after each session.

After missing two weeks at CURVES (Due to travel), I resumed my work-out this morning. I went to bed last night with the intent to get up and go to CURVES this morning. However, when I awoke this morning, I just wasn't "feeling it". emoticon (The drastic temperature change, awaking to my "monthly friend" this morning, fatigue from my trip, having a "rough night" with my asthma during the night, etc.) Knowing the feeling I get from working out, I DID go, but...with the plan to "take it easy" and to do just strength training exercises. emoticon However, upon arriving, I thought that since I was there, I may as well give the entire circuit a try...AND I DID! emoticon After my 15 minute warm-up stretches, I did an hour of COMPLETE CIRCUIT TRAINING. I felt like my heart-rate was at about 85%, but it was only at about 70%. I used my inhaler 15 minutes prior and had to use it again halfway thru my work-out. So, although my asthma was a bit of a problem today, I felt really good after...physically & mentally! emoticon


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11/8/07 5:19 P

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emoticon For those of you with "exercise-induced asthma"...

Inhaled medications taken prior to exercise are helpful in controlling and preventing exercise-induced bronchospasm. The medication of choice in preventing EIA symptoms is a short-acting beta 2 agonist bronchodilator spray used 15 minutes before exercise. These medications, which include albuterol, pirbuterol, and terbutaline, are effective in 80 to 90 percent of patients, have a rapid onset of action, and last for up to four to six hours. These drugs can also be used to relieve symptoms associated with EIA after they occur.

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11/8/07 5:15 P

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Share your tips and success stories here! emoticon


emoticon Have any tips for working-out with asthma? Share here with others.

emoticon Did you have a good work-out today? Share your story with the group!

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