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What Are Some Good Cardio Workouts For People With Asthma
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Exercises: Isometric exercises can also be useful.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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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