An active lifestyle helps control asthma much better than a sedentary one because physical activity help improves lung capacity. But the type of exercise you do is important. Let’s know some exercise asthma.
Since cold air may irritate the airways, skiing and running outdoors in the winter aren’t your best options.
Best exercise asthma
A water workout is better because moist air soothes the airways and reduces the risk of attacks. On top of that, exercising in water reduces stress on the joints. Get started with the exercises below.
1. Kickbox Combos
In water that’s at least chest-high, perform front and sidekicks to work your hips, legs, and butt. Starting with your left leg, lift your knee up in front of you, then as you lower it, kick forward (like a Rockette). Do 10 reps, switch legs, and repeat.
Next, perform sidekicks. Bring your left knee up, then without lowering it, kick out to the side. Lean-to the opposite side as you kick. Do 10 reps, switch legs, and repeat. Repeat the combo 3 times.
2. Noodle Curls
For an ab workout that rivals crunches, try this: In deep water, cradle a water noodle under your arms in front of your body. While suspended, extend your legs toward the bottom of the pool. Press the bottom of your feet together, your knees pointed out.
Tighten your abs while slowly curling and lifting your knees toward the surface of the water. Hold, and then lower your legs back to the starting position. Do 10 reps.
3. Back-Waves Biking
Straddle a water noodle as if you were riding a bicycle. Stabilize your upper body with your shoulders submerged and your arms in front of you.
Squeeze your shoulder blades together and “fly” your arms out to the sides, then bring them to the front. At the same time, pedal with your legs. Alternate 15 seconds of “biking” with 15 seconds of rest for 5 minutes.
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