Running with Exercise Induced Asthma! (Health Hacks 001)

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It’s finally here, folks! I’ve wanted to do a Geek Fitness podcast for a while, and I finally pulled the trigger. We have had such a blast working on the Geek to Geek podcast together I wanted to start Geek Fitness Health Hacks, my own solo show.

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Anyway, enough rambling about that. Let’s get on with the show. Literally!

Geek Fitness Health Hacks – Episode 001 – “Running with Exercise Induced Asthma!”


  • Roughly 15% of athletes are diagnosed with exercise induced asthma, but many people believe it’s a make-believe ailment.
  • You can still be a runner if you have exercise induced asthma, traditional asthma, or even exercise induced bronchospasms.
  • You need to train by altering training plans, allowing yourself more time. Because exercise induced asthma is totally dangerous, you need to keep an inhaler handy, too.
  • If you’re looking for exercise induced asthma treatment, see a doctor (obviously). But what works for me is keeping an inhaler that I can use about 15 minutes before I run.
  • It also helps not to compare yourself to athletes who don’t have asthma. It really boosts confidence in yourself that way. Believe me.
  • You will progress more slowly than other people and plans say you should, but you will progress.

SOMETHING OF THE WEEK: You can bake Quest Bars and make protein cookies!

  • Quest Bars are the best protein bars I’ve found. They’re expensive, but worth the splurge. Especially since I discovered this health hack: Bake them in the dashboard of your car! Just leave the bar in the sun and come back to a delightfully warm cookie bar. OMG!
  • The wrapper made it lovely and soft and delicious.
  • I am so going to leave oodles of Quest Bars in there all day long and see how it is. I can’t imagine how it would be bad.


  • I have gained 25lbs since September because of an injury, and I am trying to get back down to where my clothes fit.
  • I am trying not to use weight as a metric as much as my energy levels and how clothes fit. It’s really hard to do this, given how much weight I’ve lost in the past.
  • How? Portion control, exercising more, eating less garbage
    • For instance, when my wife was out of town, I ate 4 Double Stuf Oreo Sonic Blasts in 4 days. (And a week before that, having a large one with both M&Ms and Oreos in it.)
  • My body is reacting to my re-adopted healthy habits much like you’d expect–”Holy crap! I’m dying!”
  • But…my body is slowly adapting. And the pounds will melt off soon(ish). I hope.

Good luck out there, fitgeeks! Hope you enjoy the show! And if you have a particular exercise induced asthma treatment you have had luck with, let me know. I’m @geekfitnesscast on Twitter!



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