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Exercises to Combat Exercise Induced Asthma

Exercise Induced Asthma usually occurs within 20mins after the beginning of exercise.  As with any other asthma attack the bronchial tubes become inflamed with increased production of sticky secretions inside of these tubes.  Some are able to alleviate these symptoms with the use of a bronchodialotor 10-15mins prior to exercise.  As we know I’m an advocate of natural ways to get your disease under control.  

A great way to get started on improving your lungs capabilities is thru regular breathing exercises with the use of an incentive spirometer.  Commonly used post surgery to prevent lung complications such as pneumonia, the incentive spirometer helps you to practice deep breathing which helps to open your airways and prevent the fluid and mucus from building up within your lungs.  You can ask your doctor to write a prescription for you, or you can purchase one for yourself for as low as $7.50.  

Another device that has proven to be useful is the Peak Flow Meter.  This portable device measures how well your lungs are working.  It can assist you in deciding when to act in keeping your asthma under control.  Again you can get a prescription from your provider, or can purchase on for under $20.  

Another technique that has helped asthma sufferers is the Buteyko Breathing therapy in which one takes slow shallow breaths during an asthma attack.  The key here is to help yourself to not become dependent on medication.  There are many world class Olympic Athletes who suffer from asthma, but haven’t let this disease cripple them or their goal in achieving what they have; and neither should you use having asthma as an excuse not to exercise.  You have to be willing to invest the time and effort into yourself and your health to be able to prevent symptoms, thereby controlling your disease.  

Below is a list of foods that naturally help to prevent and help with asthma symptoms.  You can use different combinations from the list to make a juice that suits you.

Avocado 
Bananas
Broccoli Sprouts
Spinach
Kiwi
Flaxseeds
Rosemary
Buckwheat
Garlic
Endives
Sunflower Seeds
Apples
Sweet Potatoes
Ginger
Tumeric
Tomatoes
Kale
Carrots
Mustard Greens

 

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