Absolutely yes! To do that, though, you’ll need to get and keep asthma symptoms under control.
Cycling through Asthma
Nathan Houck rediscovered the joy of cycling at age 50 – but soon faced an old nemesis: “After a summer of bicycling nirvana, my childhood asthma rediscovered me.” A trip to the ER was a wake-up call, and he’s now struggling to find a balance between playing it safe and staying just as active as his bicycle-club friends. Read the rest of this entry »
By Timothy J. Craig, DO, FACAAI
Q: My daughter only has asthma symptoms while exercising, so why does she need allergy testing?
A: Some people don’t notice their breathing problems until they start to exercise or push their exercise to a higher level. This is true especially of children, who may think everyone breathes the way they do! Read the rest of this entry »
By Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD
As a sports nutrition and fitness coach, I’m responsible for fueling high-profile, top-rated athletes whose careers depend on strategic intake and use of food! Food has purpose and will reward us when we keep a few facts in mind:
By Lisa Dorfman, RD, CSSD, and Chef Michelle Austin
Be honest. You’re among friends–you can admit the truth. That New Year’s resolution to be fit and healthy is teetering just a wee bit, right? After all, this has been a tough asthma, cold and flu season for most of the country, and darned near impossible to keep up with work, kids and running errands—much less running a mile.
Dear Dr. White,
My 16-year-old daughter’s exercise-induced asthma is getting worse. We want to increase her lung capacity to keep her lungs strong, but she can’t do aerobic exercise anymore without her chest tightening up unbearably. Read the rest of this entry »
By Laurie Ross
Nine-year-old Ellie Carson lives to play soccer. To her, happiness is flying down the field after the ball.
For a while, though, it looked like she might have to stop chasing her dream. Read the rest of this entry »
By Laurie Ross
Competitive sports are as American as apple pie, and the late summer and early fall months see athletes of all ages gathering on fields. In much of the country, that means intense exercise in high heat and humidity – conditions that stress even the healthiest bodies. Read the rest of this entry »
A walk in the park was usually just that for Elizabeth Shuman. But last winter, she started having trouble breathing during one of her “power walks” – she felt short of breath and her chest felt tight. Read the rest of this entry »