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The Dark Side of Exercise – When NOT to Exercise

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There is no question that getting enough physical exercise is crucial for improving and maintaining your health. Do you want to feel better? Do you want to sleep better? Do you want to look better? Ask these questions to almost anyone, including doctors and other health care professionals, and their response will likely include getting enough exercise. There is one question, however, that we do not often ask: is there ever a time when exercising is a bad idea? You may be surprised to learn that yes, exercising is sometimes a horrible idea. Read the following information below to find out more about when you should or should not exercise. When You Are Sick Some people are adamant that exercising through coughs and colds is perfectly fine and that it can even help you get over what ails you. Many doctors agree for the most part, but there are some cold and flu factors that will dissuade almost any health care professional from encouraging you to exercise. Fever is one of those facto ...

Tips for Controlling Asthma

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Despite being one of the most common diseases that children face in today's world, asthma is still perplexing to many doctors and their patients. Asthma is complex in that it affects each person differently. Some doctors are quick to diagnose patients with asthma, while others hesitate. This is because there is no universally agreed upon method of diagnosis. To add to the confusion, patients each generally experience their symptoms differently and in different situations. For example, some patients only experience symptoms during certain activities, certain times of the day, some only certain times of the year, and some patients only experience symptoms during certain periods of their life. Unfortunately, this also means that not every person will be able to treat their asthma the same way. Basic Tips for Controlling Asthma There are still things that anyone with asthma can do to help reduce their symptoms. The first thing you should do if you believe you or a loved one may have as ...

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