Friday, April 06, 2012


Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Symptoms of Asthma are recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. They tend to react strongly to certain substances that are breathed in. As a result muscles around them tighten. This causes the airways to narrow, and less air flows to lungs. The swelling also can worsen, making the airways even narrower. Cells in the airways may make more mucus than normal. Mucus is a sticky, thick liquid that can further narrow airways. About 12 percent of children (< 18 years) and 8 percent of pregnant women have asthma.
Its diagnosis is usually made based on the pattern of symptoms and/or response to therapy over time. In 2009 asthma caused 250,000 deaths globally.

Types of Asthma:

Allergic Asthma
Intrinsic Asthma
Exercise-Induced Asthma
Nocturnal Asthma
Occupational Asthma
Steroid-Resistant Asthma

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Warm Up Exercises

Before going for strenuous exercises warm up exercises are necessary. Warm up exercises relieves stress and prevents from injury. Warm up exercises such as walk for few minutes, tread mill for few minutes is good before going for strenuous activities. If you are going for a run or brisk walk start up with warm up exercise is good. Warming up also increases your heart rate slowly and breathing to ease your body into exercising. Even before you dance start slowly and gradually increase intensity. Warm up makes your body flexible. Suddenly stopping strenuous activities are also not good so slowly stop your activity and so cooling down is also important.


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