|Fitness||Exercises for asthmatics?||Apr 08 2012
I have had asthma for years but it was under control. I suddenly developed what they call "exercise induced asthma". I couldn't do strenuous exercise. Calisthenics was too much, boot camp was impossibl, but spinning was a breeze for me with no asthma attacks. It differs from riding a bike in the way the gears and resistance are set up on a special stationary bike. It can be as strenuous as you want, just pump up the tension. I could do a full hour at spinning burning up to 1,000 calories, but I couldn't do 2 rounds of circuit training.
I was also put on a different inhaler. Don't minimize what asthma can do to you. People have died from asthma attacks, and in very little time!
|Foods||you can FREEZE soup?||Oct 17 2011
I just did up a batch of beef barley soup last night. I'm going to do turkey soup tonight and have already frozen lentil soup the other night.
I find potatoes do not freeze well, so any recipe calling for potatoes, I just add them when heating. Same with pasta.
I boiled down the turkey carcass last night, so tonight I will add all the veggies and boil it down some more. I'll add the left over turkey meat just before freezing. Then, when I thaw it out I have a choice of pastas or rices to add to the soup to fill it out. Actually the rices do freeze well.
I do the same with my lentil soup. It's a base of grated carrot, turnip, onion, celery and sometimes even shredded cabbage. I freeze it in one pot batches and when it is thawed I can add lentils, or beans or even potatoes. Gives me fast access to homemade soup and a variety of options with the add ins.
My husband won't eat any of them, (they have vegetables in them!), so the one pot batches will do me for a lunch and a supper, or 2 lunches.
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.