Working Out with Asthma

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    Working Out with Asthma

    Hey everyone! I was recently diagnosed with mild asthma (at 29! Who knew that could happen?). I have a maintenance inhaler that I'm working on remembering to use more regularly and I have an appointment with the pulmonologist next Friday. I'm still trying to lose weight, so I'm not sure what to do since my weight is mostly belly fat, but I can't really do the cardio or HIIT to get rid of it, given my condition. I'm putting more of a focus on eating better, so there's that, but I know I need the combination in order to be successful. I have a Planet Fitness membership, so what I was thinking of doing is resistance machines focused on a specific part (arms, core, or leg) and then walking on the treadmill for half an hour at like 3.5 speed or so. Anyone else have any thoughts on what to do?

    #2
    If you don't have acute asthma crisis you can do all you want BUT you have to learn to listen to your body.
    I'm "asthmatic" and learn how to breath properly and do martial arts, in my case, had helped me a lot.
    At eighteen I had a third of a normal person's lung capacity in the worst moments, now i have just an allergy to pollen in spring, nothing serious and at 46 years old i can do 100 burpees with push ups in one go when I want
    For the training, what it works mostly for me is doing something that i really like, have fun training is what keep me going.
    Rather than thinking about what it would be better to do, think about what you would really like to do

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      #3
      My 18 year old daughter has had asthma since she was 2.

      she is now going for her second Dan black belt in kickboxing. Firstly you have to listen to your body, sometimes she has to take her inhaler during, before or after her lessons, sometimes not at all.
      go slowly at first until your body is used to being active, remember that as you get used to being active your body will adjust itself overtime.
      I wouldn't do the hiit workouts quite just yet, maybe do some muscle building and stamina workouts but go slowly.
      you could do the iron will And a squat workout for the lower body, then choose an ab workout. Then maybe on another day choose an upper body workout.
      when you feel like, on another do a small cardio workout, something like the half Jack's workout until you are used to working out, then you could add to your training or change things up and go onto another level of training.

      hope this helps.

      johnj49.

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        #4
        Hi there... my asthma is largely under control because I do aerobic exercise like HIIT and Cardio. If I don't do it, I start feeling it!

        My advice is that you can still do that - but know your limits. Eventually you will be able to push past them. I'm off my steroids because of cardio.

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