I don’t take for granted how fortunate I am to simply go out an run without injury, joint issues, heart issues, or other health concerns. I love Laurelle’s post on running with asthma … check it out!
Now that I’ve been running for a year, I’m going to share some things I wish I would have learned a long time ago about running with asthma.
- The doctor is your best friend.– If you have asthma and aren’t working with a doctor to make sure it’s controlled, you need to drop everything you are doing and make sure you get seen ASAP! Whether you have allergic or exercise-induced asthma, there is something to be done. There are rescue inhalers for emergencies and maintenance inhalers for daily use. Your doctor will figure out the best plan for you. Since I started allergy shots and using a maintenance inhaler, my lung function improved dramatically (as seen in my pulmonary function tests) and I rarely use my rescue inhalers now!
- Stop the excuses.– I am still working on this one but for the longest time I let asthma…
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