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Exercise for an obese person with asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i am 19 years old I weigh 162 and im 5'2''. I calculated my BMI and it is 29.6 meaning I am overweight. I have never been this heavy but ever since starting college my weight just keeps going up. I used to be very active but over the years my asthma has gotten worse. I want to be healthy and get to my ideal weight but i dont know what to do? im scared to get asthma attacks like i have in the past while working out.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   i was reading the chat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about the diet?
Doctor :   there are rwo ways to reduce one is diet control and the other one is exerscise
Doctor :   how many times u have got asthma attacks when u were exerscing?
User :   very harsh about 8 times but i always start wheezing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then do walk daily
Doctor :   dont go for heavy exerscises
Doctor :   walk as much as possible and reduce junk food first.
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