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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Good Cardio Workouts For People With Asthma

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What are some really good cardio workouts that are easy for someone with sensitive knees?

What are some really good cardio workouts that are easy for someone with sensitive knees?

Stationary bike: I am not sure what you mean by sensitive knees. However, if you tend to develope knee pain with activities i would stick with low impact activities like stationary or recumbent bike or an eliptical machine. Only work out on an every other day basis to allow your knees a chance to recover. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to do with severe asthma?

What are some good exercises to do with severe asthma?

Moderation: Any exercise in moderation can be done. As tolerated, possibly with use of your rescue inhaler prior to doing it. Many athletes (professional) have asthma, so there is no reason to limit yourself, but consult with your doctor first. You may find that exercise in cold air may be more difficult and may have to be avoided. Caution is needed. ...Read more

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What are some good cardio workouts for me?

What are some good cardio workouts for me?

Depends: If you have no cardiovasular or pulmonary medical problems than i would recommend a graduated progression of activity. Depending on your current fitness level i would start with 10 min brisk walks every other day and increase as tolerated in both intensity and distance. Increase intensity and distance no more than 10% per week. ...Read more

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What are some tips for running with asthma?

What are some tips for running with asthma?

Medicine + clean air: People with exercise-induced or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Bronchodilators (ventolin) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) are good combination inhalers. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. Wearing a doctor's mask can filter air. ...Read more

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What are my exercising options with osteoarthritis? What are some good, low-impact exercises for people with osteoarthritis?

What are my exercising options with osteoarthritis? What are some good, low-impact exercises for people with osteoarthritis?

Many options: There are many options for exercises for people with osteoarthritis. It is good to be active and avoid aggravating the condition. Some examples of good alternative include water aerobics and swimming, bicycling, yoga, walking, and using an elliptical machine. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are some healthy protein meals for someone with allergies?

What are some healthy protein meals for someone with allergies?

More info: I would have to know what exact allergy you are concerned about to give you specific options. There are lots of foods that are high in protein including Greek yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, turkey, meat, seafood, lentils, beans, peanut butter/nuts, and tofu. Depending on your allergy I'm sure you could find a food on this list that you can tolerate. ...Read more

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What sports/activities are good for people with obesity?

What sports/activities are good for people with obesity?

Low impact: Low impact activities. Swimming is a great activity as is walking. Try to be active most days of the week. ...Read more

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What are some good tips for exercising with asthma and also foods to help with asthma?

What are some good tips for exercising with asthma and also foods to help with asthma?

Athletic asthma: There's no magic food. You already have an inhaler for the acute episodes; if your pulmonologist offers you low-level daily maintenance inhaled glucocortoicoids, by all means go for it. Stay very well hydrated and think about standing on the sidelines if it's really cold. I'm very glad you're pursuing fitness activities. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some exercise need tips for cardio?

What are some exercise need tips for cardio?

Run, Swim, Cycle: Also brisk walking. And a multitude of exercise equipment at the gym (such as stationary bike, elliptical machine, stairclimber). Many gyms also have group fitness classes with cardio exercises included, and are usually a lot of fun! ...Read more

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What are some good key snacks that help people with stress?

What are some good key snacks that help people with stress?

Healthy ones: This depends on what you personally like. However, in general you'd want to stay away from highly processed foods from vending machines -- and move towards real foods like fruit, raw or briefly blanched veggies, nuts, apple butter, hummus, hard boiled egg, etc. If you're eating from stress rather than hunger, you need to re-evaluate your relationship with food. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more

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What are some good workouts for rehab?

What are some good workouts for rehab?

Rehabilitation: Recovery from an illness requires return to movement, regaining balance, coordination, strength and endurance. A rehabilitation physician is a specialist with 4 years of post graduate training in the university setting who can assist with the most difficult cases, and customize your work out. High tech assistance, pools and devices can help. Walking makes you tired. Strengthening is essential. ...Read more

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What are some really good exercises for cardio health for a 44yom?

What are some really good exercises for cardio health for a 44yom?

Any aerobic activity: Jogging, running, swimming, bicycle riding, even walking, or most any aerobic sport. Excessive use of the tv remote does not help. ...Read more

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What are some good exercise routines for me?

What are some good exercise routines for me?

You tube: My favorites right now are on You Tube called "Fitness Blender". There are literally hundreds of different workouts that are easy to do at home from beginner to advanced. No matter what, even if it's jump rope and pushups, just start! ...Read more

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What are some good light cardio workouts?

What are some good light cardio workouts?

Cardio Mix: Do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. You can also combine running and swimming (aqua jogging), or consider water aerobics... ...Read more

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What are some good workouts to help with shoulder muscles?

What are some good workouts to help with shoulder muscles?

Deltoids: Deltoid strengthening, lat pull downs, bench press, flys, low rows for rhomboids, and rotator cuff strengthening with bands. Avoid millitary press. Here is a link that may help prevent injury and keep your shoulder strong. http://nycsportsmed.com/tennis-shoulder-tuned.html. ...Read more