Exercise Induced Asthma, Should It be a Cause of Concern?


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If you think you have asthma and can’t exercise safely, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that you still can, and effectively at that.

What’s even more intriguing is your body will benefit from the exertion.

According to medical research, Asthma is an allergic inflammation of the lungs. Moreover, an asthma attack can be triggered by chemicals, air pollutants, pollens, molds, dust, animal dander, foods, exercise, and even temperature changes.

This ailment is a chronic lung disease that is marked by the following characteristics that are present during episodes of airflow obstruction:



Shortness of breath

Chest tightness

Now, there are some people tips one can apply to alleviate or altogether curb asthma symptoms.

They Include

1. Bathing one’s pets weekly

2. Not smoking or permitting smoking in your home

3. Avoiding excessively cold drinks

4. Avoiding excessive exposure to cold, air-conditioning, heaters (without the use of humidifiers and a cracked window for fresh air during winter times- Hint: sleep closer to the cracked window,

Perhaps even more important than all these factors is this tip- You have got to give up all processed foods and animal products such as meat, milk, eggs and the like from your diet-plain and simple. These are mucus forming foods and we all know what one physical characteristic of asthma symptoms are: Mucus.

This is a fact that has been in effect in several programs aimed at correcting respiratory health such as the “Breath Retaining Program for Asthmatics" developed by the Russian, Dr. Buteyko. Within weeks of adhering to his advice, many a chronic asthmatic has been able to give up the use of ventolin inhalers. This dietetic change will help lay the foundation for the next factor which is to get back in shape. Perhaps the best choice for doing this may be Yoga.

There are specific yoga poses that target asthma owing to the effect of their positioning in regards to the airway passages. They include the Shoulder Stand Poses, The Fish Pose, the Head to Knee Pose and the Bow Pose. They are all very, very simple and it just dawned on me that each of these co-incidentally is useful for toning the organs used for sex!

Yoga’s Sun Salutations are also very useful for correcting breathing, mildly exercising the entire body and restoring flexibility and fitness. (Need I mention these are two factors needed for love-making?)

For simple calisthenics, you can look into doing some reps of Hindu Squats and Hindu Push-ups. Both are extremely effective for attaining improved breath control and are total body workouts into themselves. Just don’t worry about doing too many of them, if they are demanding, you can do fine with the yoga mentioned and of course you don’t have to count out walking, dancing and hiking. (This is in the hopes that your dietetic habits are changed as suggested. )

So there you have it, tips to incorporate exercise into your otherwise inactive life due to Asthma symptoms and tips to curb the asthma attacks.

Here’s to free breathing…


(Special Note) The responsibility of your use of any suggestions or procedures lies not with the author, publisher or any other party affiliated with this program. This information is not intended as medical advice

Foras Aje is an independent researcher and co-founder of BodyHealthSoul LLC. Stop by His Website today for more on Healthy Living Tips and information on Asthma Treatment


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