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Fitness Topics

  • TJ Fischer Professional Racecar Driver's Tips for Exercising with Asthma
    August 16, 2018  |  TJ Fischer
    The relationship between exercise and asthma might seem confusing: If asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder for you to breathe, then wouldn’t exercise seemingly be out of the question? Quite the contrary! Implementing physical activity is a critical component in controlling and actually improving the way your body copes with the disease.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • scuba diver in pool Learning to Breathe Underwater: My First Experience with Scuba Diving
    August 10, 2018  |  Heather Mangan
    Don’t hold your breath and other rules I learned about scuba diving, lungs and breathing underwater.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • bball_k Asthma in the Summer
    July 2, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It's important to keep asthma under control year-round and summer is no exception. But summer fun doesn’t have to be a bust for kids with asthma. With some planning and strategies, all kinds of activities are possible as long as your child sticks to their treatment plan and avoids triggers.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Dr. Renee walking up stairs at Fight For Air Climb Training for the Climb with Asthma
    February 27, 2018  |  Dr. Renee from the "The Ask Dr. Renee Show"
    I have recently made a decision to participate in the Fight For Air Climb in Chicago on March 11, 2018. I know you are probably saying, "Why would someone volunteer to climb 180 flights of stairs?!" On top of the physical challenge, I also have severe asthma.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • winterrun_k Tips for Outdoor Exercise in Cold Temperatures
    February 9, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Frigid temperatures and winter conditions are an obstacle when trying to maintain a regular workout routine, but those obstacles don't need to be roadblocks. Cold air is often dry, and for many people, especially those with chronic lung disease, that means extra precautions.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • Yoga breathing Yoga, Tai Chi and Your Lungs: The Benefits of Breathing through Exercise
    September 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    There are countless health benefits of physical activity and exercise. But for those who live with a lung disease, engaging in a typical workout can be difficult, and without the guidance of a health professional may even be unsafe.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • outdoor_air_k Four Things Everyone Should Know about Air Quality and Exercising Outdoors
    May 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    For many people, one of the best parts of summer is being outside running, biking, hiking, doing anything that lets you enjoy the weather and move your body. But, high air pollution levels can have harmful effects on your lungs.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Fitness,
  • Racecar on track An Asthma Attack at 140 MPH
    October 11, 2016  |  TJ Fischer, Racecar Driver
    It was the 74th running of the Grand Prix de Pau, my nerves at an all-time high as I got a pat on the head from my mechanic, followed by the call to start engines. The grid cleared and the start lights illuminated. 3, 2, 1, GO!! Racecar Driver TJ Fischer recounts the time he had an asthma attack at 140 MPH.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • Group of women exercising in a gym class Feeling Out of Breath after a Run? It might be EIB.
    May 26, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Exercise is important to maintaining a strong, healthy body, even for people with asthma. Some people experience asthma symptoms that are triggered during exercise, which can make the path toward health a little harder. This is called "exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, or EIB," also known as exercise-induced asthma.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
  • How Pulmonary Rehab Helps You Breathe
    March 14, 2016  |  Joelle Klein, contributing writer
    For many patients diagnosed with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, attending a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program can be a lifesaver, literally and figuratively.
    Related Topics:  Fitness, Health & Wellness,
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