|theschmidts4 ||03-03-2008 09:48 AM |
Need Cardio but have Asthma
I've been lift steadily for the last two months. I'm getting some great results but I'm not losing weight like I want to. I try to run but I have asthma pretty bad and it's struggle to do .5 mile. Is there any other cardio routines that are effective but have a lower impact? Is that an oxymoron?
|Pitysister ||03-03-2008 02:42 PM |
what do you take for your asthma?
|J-Rock ||03-03-2008 03:14 PM |
I reccomend you talk with your doctor and get medical advice.
|Pitysister ||03-03-2008 03:18 PM |
when i used to run...i always just used my albuterol inhaler before and after...worked ok for you....my asthma was never super severe though...it could be if i didn't catch it in time :)
|EricT ||03-03-2008 03:54 PM |
Yeah, my wife was told to just use here inhaler a bit before she exercised...a short acting one, albuterol like pity said I guess. But your really really should ask your doctor about it lie J-Rock said and it may be he/she prefers you use a certain type of inhaler before. Also try to breath through you nose as much as possible.
I have also read, but I don't know if it's true, that asthmatics may do better with humid things like indoor pools. I have bad lungs from scarring on the lungs so it's the opposite for me.
|theschmidts4 ||03-03-2008 04:46 PM |
I currently take Advair 250mg (Steroid) twice a day and Albuterol as needed. I'm doing quite well now, but if I do not take the steroids I get pretty bad. I've asked plenty of doctors about exercise and they all say to basically be careful when testing my limits.
|Pitysister ||03-03-2008 05:05 PM |
albuterol is fast acting...so keep it handy when testing yourself :)
|theschmidts4 ||03-03-2008 06:02 PM |
I hear ya there. I've had plenty of trips to the E.R. You hear that alot of people grow out of asthma but being that I'm now 29 I don't know if that will apply to me. It sucks!
|Pitysister ||03-03-2008 06:17 PM |
i only had to hit the ER once and i was too young to remember...i'm about the same age and it's not going anywhere...getting worse perhaps...but not better :)
good luck man.
|theschmidts4 ||03-04-2008 07:50 PM |
I appreciate it.
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