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  • outdoor_air_k Four Things to 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Infographic image of inhaling and exhaling with footsteps underneath Breathing Basics for Runners
    January 19, 2016  |  Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP, FACCP
    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.
    Related Topic:  Fitness
  • Training Tips from the Top
    January 7, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
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  • baseball Playing to Win with Asthma: Meet Brewers’ baseball trainer Jeffrey Paxson
    May 1, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
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