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Old 06-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Height: 5'6''... and a half


Yay for running! Well, not really, I don't much like it either, haha, but I'm doing C25K and so far, so good. Anyways, an old trick I learned when I was athletic and did sporty things, was to raise your arms above your head when you're really out of breath. I guess it's supposed to help open your diaphram - but I think it's really just a psychological thing (you think it works, so it does). I think your best bet would be to try out some breathing exercises (like these: or try some at home yoga or meditation that focuses on breathing - this would have to be done before running however (I find that the bit of yoga I've done has really helped me to control my breathing when I'm out of breath).

If you are worried that you may have exercise induced asthma though, I would get that checked out, just incase.

Go Chicky Go!
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