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  • By tui2

    Swimming makes the biggest difference for me when it comes to dealing with my asthma. I’ve used swimming as my aerobic exercise for 2 extended periods in my life. (I’m 68 years old.). Each time my quality of life improved dramatically. I was able to climb stairs and hike without strong wheezing. I’m starting to swim again – hopefully for the rest of my life. It doesn’t look pretty when I first start to swim. The first time I couldn’t even swim one length of the pool. I used a lane next to the side of the pool so I could hold on and rest. With determination I kept at it and within a year I could swim up to mile without stopping. This took swimming at least 4 times a week. Sometimes life got in the way and I’d miss 2 or 3 weeks. But I’d jump back in as soon as possible and pick up from wherever I was – not worried that I’d be dealing with a setback. Swimming does so much to build lung capacity. I encourage anyone attracted to this form of exercise to try it out.

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  • By Sissie

    I can’t wait to start my swimming aerobics. They have classes at our city pool.

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    • By Sumra Alvi Moderator

      Hi Sissy, so glad to hear you are thinking of partipating in swimming aerobics!! That’s so exciting and definitely a great type of exercise. Have you ever tried yoga? Would love to hear more from you, thanks for sharing with us! Warmly, Sumra (Asthma.net Team)

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

    Hi Sissie and thanks for joining in the conversation here. Good to hear you’re excited about starting swimming aerobics at your city pool. You are indeed fortunate to have this available to you in the local community. Please do check back and let us know how it all turned out.
    Good luck!
    Leon (site moderator)

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