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May 18, 2010 Active lifestyle to improve COPD patients'-Pul Rehab helps-high fat meals a no-no with asthma-+ why lift weights.

Posted May 18 2010 6:05pm

RUNNING – no, I “can’t”… for more than a few seconds anyway…

I am working on it, trying to manage to go over a 4 mph walk for very short spells numbered in seconds,  then a recovery period of minutes – maybe 5 or more, to smooth breathing.  Then I try again. It has taken me 7 years to get to this level.  When I read about these <runners, it gave me inspiration to try.


My statement used to be “you can do anything you want to “barring other serious physical limitations”.  This has been shot down, by those who have lost their legs, even up to the hip bones.  Now we can say:

 “you can TRY to improve your limitations no matter what they might be”, find a way.
I try to improve by attending running events... in which I walk. It was very cold before sunrise.  Mike McBride and I got there around 5 AM... Start was 6:45 for our HALF Marathon.
It was shivering cold.


No you don’t have to push for speed above the “exercise” qualifying pace of 2.5 mph.  That is a goal to work towards slowly and carefully, especially if you have deconditioned way down to less than 1 mph. If you join in this fun, you walk at your own pace and just compete with your own ability, go the distance you can go.  Mike and I are lucky we have my husband waiting to refill our tanks or pick us up should we want to stop.


Don’t rush your recovery, but do add seconds and minutes to your time gradually.  When you reach a half hour,
then you might want to go a little faster, in small increments. 

 If you want to do more, there may be a way, and it will be helped by moving more towards exercise.


Active lifestyle may help improve COPD patients' day-to-day function

By ANI  
Washington, May 17 (ANI
): An active lifestyle is crucial for day-to-day function in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) patients, > have fun too 


Pulmonary rehabilitation benefits both obese and slim COPD ...  
A new study claims that obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can gain as much from pulmonary rehabilitation as their slimmer counterparts, despite having a lower exercise capacity

^Above see Mike's snazzy Boston Marathon shirt.

7.1 miles along and 6 more miles to go, doing good pace, but slowing down.   >>>>>>
see the mountains behind me. There were about 125 participants behind me, I was the 1,818 th female out of 1,943.  Altogether  3,058 and the average time was 2:17:07.  My time was 3:20:18,
missing my personal best by 1 second.  I used 16 liters per minute oxygen, 8 into a cannula and the other 8 into my TTO (transtracheal oxygen system direct into my neck. I maintained my oxygen saturation at 96+%.
(May 17, 2010)
 -- Patients who encounter serious lung diseases in middle age, despite an absence of family history or other predisposing factors, may still have their genes to blame, according to a new study. ... >  


(May 17, 2010) -- People with asthma may be well-advised to avoid heavy, high-fat meals, according to new research. Individuals with asthma who consumed a high-fat meal showed increased airway inflammation just hours after the binge, according to Australian researchers who conducted the study. The high fat meal also appeared to inhibit the response to the asthma reliever medication Ventolin (albuterol). ... > 

Below is a phony finish photo, taken before the race began.  One can't be in the path of runners or walkers to take the pix... so, Lou took this one, see the nice green park and trees in the background.


If you’ve never lifted weights in your life — and many people haven’t — why should you start now? The answer is simple: Muscle tissue, bone density, and strength all dwindle over the years. So, too, does muscle power. These changes open the door to accidents and injuries that can compromise your ability to lead an independent, active life. Strength training is the most effective way to slow and possibly reverse much of this decline.>


Lyn/Roxlyn G Cole,

Littleton, Colorado, Pulmonary Rehab & AFTER >   

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