By Sabia Schwarzer, March 23, 2014
I started having allergic asthma when I was a child. Over the course of the years, I eventually grew out of it, but it remained my weak spot. Stress, springtime pollen, or colds would set off a period of asthma, but with appropriate medicines, it was manageable.
After giving birth to our third child, my asthma came back and I could not shake it off. I could not run around with our kids and walking up steps was a challenge.
When I saw my M.D., he told me that he could prescribe all kinds of medicine for my asthma, but the most important thing to do to get rid of it in a sustainable way was to exercise regularly. He told me to start slowly, but keep at it. This is when I started using the bellicon mini-trampoline. It was easy since I did not have to leave the house.
In the beginning, I could just walk on it slowly without getting out of breath, but within a few weeks, I increased my pace. I got on the trampoline every day for just 15 minutes and immediately my breathing got better, I regained my strength, my backaches were gone, and I had a lot of energy.
It has been more than 5 years since I have had a bad incident with asthma. Today I can play tag with my kids easily--although catching them still is a challenge!
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