Training for the Climb with Asthma
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.
Tips for Outdoor Exercise in Cold Temperatures
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.
Yoga, Tai Chi and Your Lungs: The Benefits of Breathing through Exercise
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.
Four Things Everyone Should Know about Air Quality and Exercising Outdoors
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.
An Asthma Attack at 140 MPH
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.
Feeling Out of Breath after a Run? It might be EIB.
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.
How Pulmonary Rehab Helps You Breathe
For many patients diagnosed with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, attending a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program can be a lifesaver, literally and figuratively.
Breathing Basics for Runners
For runners, losing your breath may be a big obstacle to success. Whether you're a beginning runner or looking to improve your stamina, proper breathing techniques can give your running a boost.
Training Tips from the Top
Fight For Air Climbs are unique fundraisers. Prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas provide the setting for a "vertical road race," where participants walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. It's a great way to challenge yourself physically.
Playing to Win with Asthma: Meet Brewers baseball trainer Jeffrey Paxson
For Jeffrey Paxson, diagnosed with asthma at age 10, "no excuses" isn't just a saying, but a way of life. A popular and respected minor league athletic trainer for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club for 22 years, "Pax" devotes 100 percent to everything he does, including managing his teams' needs and his own lung disease.