by Mirabai Holland
ASTHMA IS A CHRONIC DISEASE OF THE AIRWAYS.
IT CAUSES: BRONCHIAL PASAGES TO BECOME INFLAMED AND NARROWED IN RESPONSE TO TRIGGERS LIKE COLD AIR, EXERCISE, SMOKE, PET DANDER, DUST MITES, AND STRESS. Breathing becomes labored and difficult, and in extreme cases, asthma attacks can be fatal.
Most Asthmatics CAN exercise although activities and intensity vary greatly from person to person. Here’s a quick tutorial.
Asthma affects about 25 million people in the US according to the National Institutes of health, and 300 million worldwide
There are many types and degrees of Asthma. The most common symptoms are wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing.
If you have Asthma, you know it affects your life every day and it can dictate activities as simple as whether or not you go outside. Asthmatics just want to have a normal life and participate in all the activities available to everyone else; sports, family events, having pets, or getting fit.
There is no cure, but modern medicine has provided options that help keep most Asthma symptoms under control a lot of the time.
It’s time to take care of your bones!
With 12,000 boomers a day turning 65, that’s one every 8 seconds for the next 18 years; and with 50% of women over the age of 50 projected to have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime, Osteoporosis is already a huge age-related issue and shaping up to be a monumental problem.
We can prevent and help reverse the effects of Osteoporosis by working out our bones. It’s never too early or too late to start.
As we age, our connective tissues; tendons and ligaments tend to shorten and become stiffer. That’s why we get shorter and less flexible as we grow older.