Q: I have asthma and have never really utilized running before as an exercise, how can I transition into it without dying?
A great way is to keep it simple and sprinkle running seconds into a walking workout. Here is an article that explains just how to do that: http://askcoachjenny.com/question/how-to-start-running/
It's all about learning how to adapt to the demands of running. The more gradual the journey, the better your body will adapt and the more fun you'll have along the way (and want to do it again and again).
Go by your breath, not your pace and find an effort where you can still talk. Evolve into a runner in time – and enjoy the run.
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