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Skye
02-16-2008, 12:56 PM
I am trying to find reasons to step up my exercise routine. I know that exercise is GREAT for CF and keeps us nice and open. This may be a dumb question, but does exercise actually help us fight infection? For example, if I am in the beginning stages of an exacerbation and I choose to step up the hiking or whatever, could that potentially fight off that infection to the point that I wouldn't need to treat it? vs. if I were to choose not to exercise that week. Does getting O2 and air deep in our lungs actually help KILL some of the bacteria or infection? I know it keeps us open and I know it helps us clear, but are there other benefits? Hope this quetions makes a lick of sense<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Skye
02-16-2008, 12:56 PM
I am trying to find reasons to step up my exercise routine. I know that exercise is GREAT for CF and keeps us nice and open. This may be a dumb question, but does exercise actually help us fight infection? For example, if I am in the beginning stages of an exacerbation and I choose to step up the hiking or whatever, could that potentially fight off that infection to the point that I wouldn't need to treat it? vs. if I were to choose not to exercise that week. Does getting O2 and air deep in our lungs actually help KILL some of the bacteria or infection? I know it keeps us open and I know it helps us clear, but are there other benefits? Hope this quetions makes a lick of sense<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Skye
02-16-2008, 12:56 PM
I am trying to find reasons to step up my exercise routine. I know that exercise is GREAT for CF and keeps us nice and open. This may be a dumb question, but does exercise actually help us fight infection? For example, if I am in the beginning stages of an exacerbation and I choose to step up the hiking or whatever, could that potentially fight off that infection to the point that I wouldn't need to treat it? vs. if I were to choose not to exercise that week. Does getting O2 and air deep in our lungs actually help KILL some of the bacteria or infection? I know it keeps us open and I know it helps us clear, but are there other benefits? Hope this quetions makes a lick of sense<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Skye
02-16-2008, 12:56 PM
I am trying to find reasons to step up my exercise routine. I know that exercise is GREAT for CF and keeps us nice and open. This may be a dumb question, but does exercise actually help us fight infection? For example, if I am in the beginning stages of an exacerbation and I choose to step up the hiking or whatever, could that potentially fight off that infection to the point that I wouldn't need to treat it? vs. if I were to choose not to exercise that week. Does getting O2 and air deep in our lungs actually help KILL some of the bacteria or infection? I know it keeps us open and I know it helps us clear, but are there other benefits? Hope this quetions makes a lick of sense<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Skye
02-16-2008, 12:56 PM
I am trying to find reasons to step up my exercise routine. I know that exercise is GREAT for CF and keeps us nice and open. This may be a dumb question, but does exercise actually help us fight infection? For example, if I am in the beginning stages of an exacerbation and I choose to step up the hiking or whatever, could that potentially fight off that infection to the point that I wouldn't need to treat it? vs. if I were to choose not to exercise that week. Does getting O2 and air deep in our lungs actually help KILL some of the bacteria or infection? I know it keeps us open and I know it helps us clear, but are there other benefits? Hope this quetions makes a lick of sense<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

jfarel
02-16-2008, 03:13 PM
I see exercise as beneficial for theses reasons:

1. Mentally/emotionally---helps us feel better
2. Lung Clearnance---exercise can make you cough and clear out secretions
3. Endurance and Fitness---The stronger and more fit a person, the stronger their immune system is likely to be. That's what is going to help you fight off infections and recover faster. In some cases, it could improve your pft's.

When I was young I used to be able to fight off infections, but haven't been able to do that for a couple years now. You may be able to do it, but you'd have to be the judge of that.


*IF you feel like you are getting sick, I'd be careful and not "over do it". That can run you down and make you feel worse. I wouldn't avoid exercise if you feel like you might be more congested and feeling crummy. Sometimes once you start exercising you feel much better. Just be careful. Some days are not going to be as good as others.

jfarel
02-16-2008, 03:13 PM
I see exercise as beneficial for theses reasons:

1. Mentally/emotionally---helps us feel better
2. Lung Clearnance---exercise can make you cough and clear out secretions
3. Endurance and Fitness---The stronger and more fit a person, the stronger their immune system is likely to be. That's what is going to help you fight off infections and recover faster. In some cases, it could improve your pft's.

When I was young I used to be able to fight off infections, but haven't been able to do that for a couple years now. You may be able to do it, but you'd have to be the judge of that.


*IF you feel like you are getting sick, I'd be careful and not "over do it". That can run you down and make you feel worse. I wouldn't avoid exercise if you feel like you might be more congested and feeling crummy. Sometimes once you start exercising you feel much better. Just be careful. Some days are not going to be as good as others.

jfarel
02-16-2008, 03:13 PM
I see exercise as beneficial for theses reasons:

1. Mentally/emotionally---helps us feel better
2. Lung Clearnance---exercise can make you cough and clear out secretions
3. Endurance and Fitness---The stronger and more fit a person, the stronger their immune system is likely to be. That's what is going to help you fight off infections and recover faster. In some cases, it could improve your pft's.

When I was young I used to be able to fight off infections, but haven't been able to do that for a couple years now. You may be able to do it, but you'd have to be the judge of that.


*IF you feel like you are getting sick, I'd be careful and not "over do it". That can run you down and make you feel worse. I wouldn't avoid exercise if you feel like you might be more congested and feeling crummy. Sometimes once you start exercising you feel much better. Just be careful. Some days are not going to be as good as others.

jfarel
02-16-2008, 03:13 PM
I see exercise as beneficial for theses reasons:

1. Mentally/emotionally---helps us feel better
2. Lung Clearnance---exercise can make you cough and clear out secretions
3. Endurance and Fitness---The stronger and more fit a person, the stronger their immune system is likely to be. That's what is going to help you fight off infections and recover faster. In some cases, it could improve your pft's.

When I was young I used to be able to fight off infections, but haven't been able to do that for a couple years now. You may be able to do it, but you'd have to be the judge of that.


*IF you feel like you are getting sick, I'd be careful and not "over do it". That can run you down and make you feel worse. I wouldn't avoid exercise if you feel like you might be more congested and feeling crummy. Sometimes once you start exercising you feel much better. Just be careful. Some days are not going to be as good as others.

jfarel
02-16-2008, 03:13 PM
I see exercise as beneficial for theses reasons:

1. Mentally/emotionally---helps us feel better
2. Lung Clearnance---exercise can make you cough and clear out secretions
3. Endurance and Fitness---The stronger and more fit a person, the stronger their immune system is likely to be. That's what is going to help you fight off infections and recover faster. In some cases, it could improve your pft's.

When I was young I used to be able to fight off infections, but haven't been able to do that for a couple years now. You may be able to do it, but you'd have to be the judge of that.


*IF you feel like you are getting sick, I'd be careful and not "over do it". That can run you down and make you feel worse. I wouldn't avoid exercise if you feel like you might be more congested and feeling crummy. Sometimes once you start exercising you feel much better. Just be careful. Some days are not going to be as good as others.

Diane
02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Exercise is very beneficial, thats pretty much a given for everyone on the planet, but for us with cf is it important. I notice as long as i am walking on my treadmill regularly, i feel more energetic in general throughout the day. When i feel like crap , i take the night off or i just walk slower and not overdo it. I feel like i am getting a cold ( actually know i am) and have been feeling more out of breath these past few days and last night i walked on the treadmill a bit slower than normally to avoid a nasty coughing fit.
When i am sick, i tend to try to keep walking on the treadmill to avoid losing lung function.
As for exercise helping us fight infection.... Im not sure, but i would bet it would definitely be a big help. I do know when i was younger ( early 20's) i used to bike ride every single day ( since it was my only means of transportation) I was as healthy as a horse . Then again i was very mild then and much younger. Now that i am older i am surely feeling my age sometimes ( back pain, hips hurt, knees etc.) but exercise always makes me feel better, emotionally ( exercise releases endorphins in the blood stream which boosts our mood) and physically.
I agree with John about not overdoing it if you are feeling sick

Diane
02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Exercise is very beneficial, thats pretty much a given for everyone on the planet, but for us with cf is it important. I notice as long as i am walking on my treadmill regularly, i feel more energetic in general throughout the day. When i feel like crap , i take the night off or i just walk slower and not overdo it. I feel like i am getting a cold ( actually know i am) and have been feeling more out of breath these past few days and last night i walked on the treadmill a bit slower than normally to avoid a nasty coughing fit.
When i am sick, i tend to try to keep walking on the treadmill to avoid losing lung function.
As for exercise helping us fight infection.... Im not sure, but i would bet it would definitely be a big help. I do know when i was younger ( early 20's) i used to bike ride every single day ( since it was my only means of transportation) I was as healthy as a horse . Then again i was very mild then and much younger. Now that i am older i am surely feeling my age sometimes ( back pain, hips hurt, knees etc.) but exercise always makes me feel better, emotionally ( exercise releases endorphins in the blood stream which boosts our mood) and physically.
I agree with John about not overdoing it if you are feeling sick

Diane
02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Exercise is very beneficial, thats pretty much a given for everyone on the planet, but for us with cf is it important. I notice as long as i am walking on my treadmill regularly, i feel more energetic in general throughout the day. When i feel like crap , i take the night off or i just walk slower and not overdo it. I feel like i am getting a cold ( actually know i am) and have been feeling more out of breath these past few days and last night i walked on the treadmill a bit slower than normally to avoid a nasty coughing fit.
When i am sick, i tend to try to keep walking on the treadmill to avoid losing lung function.
As for exercise helping us fight infection.... Im not sure, but i would bet it would definitely be a big help. I do know when i was younger ( early 20's) i used to bike ride every single day ( since it was my only means of transportation) I was as healthy as a horse . Then again i was very mild then and much younger. Now that i am older i am surely feeling my age sometimes ( back pain, hips hurt, knees etc.) but exercise always makes me feel better, emotionally ( exercise releases endorphins in the blood stream which boosts our mood) and physically.
I agree with John about not overdoing it if you are feeling sick

Diane
02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Exercise is very beneficial, thats pretty much a given for everyone on the planet, but for us with cf is it important. I notice as long as i am walking on my treadmill regularly, i feel more energetic in general throughout the day. When i feel like crap , i take the night off or i just walk slower and not overdo it. I feel like i am getting a cold ( actually know i am) and have been feeling more out of breath these past few days and last night i walked on the treadmill a bit slower than normally to avoid a nasty coughing fit.
When i am sick, i tend to try to keep walking on the treadmill to avoid losing lung function.
As for exercise helping us fight infection.... Im not sure, but i would bet it would definitely be a big help. I do know when i was younger ( early 20's) i used to bike ride every single day ( since it was my only means of transportation) I was as healthy as a horse . Then again i was very mild then and much younger. Now that i am older i am surely feeling my age sometimes ( back pain, hips hurt, knees etc.) but exercise always makes me feel better, emotionally ( exercise releases endorphins in the blood stream which boosts our mood) and physically.
I agree with John about not overdoing it if you are feeling sick

Diane
02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Exercise is very beneficial, thats pretty much a given for everyone on the planet, but for us with cf is it important. I notice as long as i am walking on my treadmill regularly, i feel more energetic in general throughout the day. When i feel like crap , i take the night off or i just walk slower and not overdo it. I feel like i am getting a cold ( actually know i am) and have been feeling more out of breath these past few days and last night i walked on the treadmill a bit slower than normally to avoid a nasty coughing fit.
When i am sick, i tend to try to keep walking on the treadmill to avoid losing lung function.
As for exercise helping us fight infection.... Im not sure, but i would bet it would definitely be a big help. I do know when i was younger ( early 20's) i used to bike ride every single day ( since it was my only means of transportation) I was as healthy as a horse . Then again i was very mild then and much younger. Now that i am older i am surely feeling my age sometimes ( back pain, hips hurt, knees etc.) but exercise always makes me feel better, emotionally ( exercise releases endorphins in the blood stream which boosts our mood) and physically.
I agree with John about not overdoing it if you are feeling sick

NoExcuses
02-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Exercise actually hydrates the lungs.

This keeps mucus moving and thus helps prevent infection.

Exercise isn't an antibiotic and therefore will not kill an overgrowth of say, PA.

Since I've been working out the past year, I've seen my small airway function increase quite a bit. This means that my lung function is higher.

It took me about a year from wanting to exercise to actually doing it. So don't get too discouraged if it takes a while for you to change your lifestyle. It truly is a lifestyle change.

NoExcuses
02-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Exercise actually hydrates the lungs.

This keeps mucus moving and thus helps prevent infection.

Exercise isn't an antibiotic and therefore will not kill an overgrowth of say, PA.

Since I've been working out the past year, I've seen my small airway function increase quite a bit. This means that my lung function is higher.

It took me about a year from wanting to exercise to actually doing it. So don't get too discouraged if it takes a while for you to change your lifestyle. It truly is a lifestyle change.

NoExcuses
02-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Exercise actually hydrates the lungs.

This keeps mucus moving and thus helps prevent infection.

Exercise isn't an antibiotic and therefore will not kill an overgrowth of say, PA.

Since I've been working out the past year, I've seen my small airway function increase quite a bit. This means that my lung function is higher.

It took me about a year from wanting to exercise to actually doing it. So don't get too discouraged if it takes a while for you to change your lifestyle. It truly is a lifestyle change.

NoExcuses
02-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Exercise actually hydrates the lungs.

This keeps mucus moving and thus helps prevent infection.

Exercise isn't an antibiotic and therefore will not kill an overgrowth of say, PA.

Since I've been working out the past year, I've seen my small airway function increase quite a bit. This means that my lung function is higher.

It took me about a year from wanting to exercise to actually doing it. So don't get too discouraged if it takes a while for you to change your lifestyle. It truly is a lifestyle change.

NoExcuses
02-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Exercise actually hydrates the lungs.

This keeps mucus moving and thus helps prevent infection.

Exercise isn't an antibiotic and therefore will not kill an overgrowth of say, PA.

Since I've been working out the past year, I've seen my small airway function increase quite a bit. This means that my lung function is higher.

It took me about a year from wanting to exercise to actually doing it. So don't get too discouraged if it takes a while for you to change your lifestyle. It truly is a lifestyle change.

Diane
02-16-2008, 06:14 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NoExcuses</b></i>




It truly is a lifestyle change.</end quote></div>

<b>This is sooooooooo true.</b>

Diane
02-16-2008, 06:14 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NoExcuses</b></i>




It truly is a lifestyle change.</end quote></div>

<b>This is sooooooooo true.</b>

Diane
02-16-2008, 06:14 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NoExcuses</b></i>




It truly is a lifestyle change.</end quote></div>

<b>This is sooooooooo true.</b>

Diane
02-16-2008, 06:14 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NoExcuses</b></i>




It truly is a lifestyle change.</end quote>

<b>This is sooooooooo true.</b>

Diane
02-16-2008, 06:14 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NoExcuses</b></i>




It truly is a lifestyle change.</end quote>

<b>This is sooooooooo true.</b>

Iamqueenofeverything
02-16-2008, 06:35 PM
A little note on exercise. You can pretty much exericse at any time such as parking farther from your work or a building, housework, doing your own grocery bags.
My doctor always has me walk on the treadmill or do stationary bike in the room.
A person can always start small with the amount of exercise and build off of that to getting alot of exercise.

Iamqueenofeverything
02-16-2008, 06:35 PM
A little note on exercise. You can pretty much exericse at any time such as parking farther from your work or a building, housework, doing your own grocery bags.
My doctor always has me walk on the treadmill or do stationary bike in the room.
A person can always start small with the amount of exercise and build off of that to getting alot of exercise.

Iamqueenofeverything
02-16-2008, 06:35 PM
A little note on exercise. You can pretty much exericse at any time such as parking farther from your work or a building, housework, doing your own grocery bags.
My doctor always has me walk on the treadmill or do stationary bike in the room.
A person can always start small with the amount of exercise and build off of that to getting alot of exercise.

Iamqueenofeverything
02-16-2008, 06:35 PM
A little note on exercise. You can pretty much exericse at any time such as parking farther from your work or a building, housework, doing your own grocery bags.
My doctor always has me walk on the treadmill or do stationary bike in the room.
A person can always start small with the amount of exercise and build off of that to getting alot of exercise.

Iamqueenofeverything
02-16-2008, 06:35 PM
A little note on exercise. You can pretty much exericse at any time such as parking farther from your work or a building, housework, doing your own grocery bags.
My doctor always has me walk on the treadmill or do stationary bike in the room.
A person can always start small with the amount of exercise and build off of that to getting alot of exercise.

jamie6girl
02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
Someone told me the other day that it takes 30 days for a new habit to "kick in." I think it may take longer in some cases, depending on how well you stick to your new habit.

jamie6girl
02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
Someone told me the other day that it takes 30 days for a new habit to "kick in." I think it may take longer in some cases, depending on how well you stick to your new habit.

jamie6girl
02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
Someone told me the other day that it takes 30 days for a new habit to "kick in." I think it may take longer in some cases, depending on how well you stick to your new habit.

jamie6girl
02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
Someone told me the other day that it takes 30 days for a new habit to "kick in." I think it may take longer in some cases, depending on how well you stick to your new habit.

jamie6girl
02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
Someone told me the other day that it takes 30 days for a new habit to "kick in." I think it may take longer in some cases, depending on how well you stick to your new habit.

Skye
02-16-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks to all! I knew you guys would have some good answers to what may have seemed like a silly question. By the way, the way I wrote the question sounded like I was feeling ill. I was just posing a scenario. I am actually rockin' this week. Feel great, doing my hikes! Sometimes I just get discouraged during an exacerbation and find it difficult to want to exercise. I needed some motivation to stay on top of those exacerbations!

Skye
02-16-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks to all! I knew you guys would have some good answers to what may have seemed like a silly question. By the way, the way I wrote the question sounded like I was feeling ill. I was just posing a scenario. I am actually rockin' this week. Feel great, doing my hikes! Sometimes I just get discouraged during an exacerbation and find it difficult to want to exercise. I needed some motivation to stay on top of those exacerbations!

Skye
02-16-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks to all! I knew you guys would have some good answers to what may have seemed like a silly question. By the way, the way I wrote the question sounded like I was feeling ill. I was just posing a scenario. I am actually rockin' this week. Feel great, doing my hikes! Sometimes I just get discouraged during an exacerbation and find it difficult to want to exercise. I needed some motivation to stay on top of those exacerbations!

Skye
02-16-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks to all! I knew you guys would have some good answers to what may have seemed like a silly question. By the way, the way I wrote the question sounded like I was feeling ill. I was just posing a scenario. I am actually rockin' this week. Feel great, doing my hikes! Sometimes I just get discouraged during an exacerbation and find it difficult to want to exercise. I needed some motivation to stay on top of those exacerbations!

Skye
02-16-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks to all! I knew you guys would have some good answers to what may have seemed like a silly question. By the way, the way I wrote the question sounded like I was feeling ill. I was just posing a scenario. I am actually rockin' this week. Feel great, doing my hikes! Sometimes I just get discouraged during an exacerbation and find it difficult to want to exercise. I needed some motivation to stay on top of those exacerbations!

liotan
02-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Just to add.....exercise increases red blood cells which helps you fight viruses and infections and also increases cardiovascular endurance. If I happen to skip two days in a row from the gym, I feel crappy within the week. It's like now that I woukout on a regular basis, I can feel a difference if I skip out on just a day! Which I guess it's good, it makes me really have to be a gym rat! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

liotan
02-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Just to add.....exercise increases red blood cells which helps you fight viruses and infections and also increases cardiovascular endurance. If I happen to skip two days in a row from the gym, I feel crappy within the week. It's like now that I woukout on a regular basis, I can feel a difference if I skip out on just a day! Which I guess it's good, it makes me really have to be a gym rat! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

liotan
02-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Just to add.....exercise increases red blood cells which helps you fight viruses and infections and also increases cardiovascular endurance. If I happen to skip two days in a row from the gym, I feel crappy within the week. It's like now that I woukout on a regular basis, I can feel a difference if I skip out on just a day! Which I guess it's good, it makes me really have to be a gym rat! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

liotan
02-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Just to add.....exercise increases red blood cells which helps you fight viruses and infections and also increases cardiovascular endurance. If I happen to skip two days in a row from the gym, I feel crappy within the week. It's like now that I woukout on a regular basis, I can feel a difference if I skip out on just a day! Which I guess it's good, it makes me really have to be a gym rat! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

liotan
02-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Just to add.....exercise increases red blood cells which helps you fight viruses and infections and also increases cardiovascular endurance. If I happen to skip two days in a row from the gym, I feel crappy within the week. It's like now that I woukout on a regular basis, I can feel a difference if I skip out on just a day! Which I guess it's good, it makes me really have to be a gym rat! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

mom2lillian
02-17-2008, 12:32 PM
although as mentioned you cant 'beat' a lunf infection with excercise I have beat many colds/flus that would normally have =an exacerbation with excercise. I believe it fires up my immune system and also helps get everything (mucous) moving so it cant find a place to rest and cause and infection.

That in conjunciton with the hgiher lung function and other benefits mentioned have led to an overall decrease in lung exacerbations for me so while I may not 'beat' a lung infection it doe do a great job at avoiding teh conditions that lead to them in the first place.

mom2lillian
02-17-2008, 12:32 PM
although as mentioned you cant 'beat' a lunf infection with excercise I have beat many colds/flus that would normally have =an exacerbation with excercise. I believe it fires up my immune system and also helps get everything (mucous) moving so it cant find a place to rest and cause and infection.

That in conjunciton with the hgiher lung function and other benefits mentioned have led to an overall decrease in lung exacerbations for me so while I may not 'beat' a lung infection it doe do a great job at avoiding teh conditions that lead to them in the first place.

mom2lillian
02-17-2008, 12:32 PM
although as mentioned you cant 'beat' a lunf infection with excercise I have beat many colds/flus that would normally have =an exacerbation with excercise. I believe it fires up my immune system and also helps get everything (mucous) moving so it cant find a place to rest and cause and infection.

That in conjunciton with the hgiher lung function and other benefits mentioned have led to an overall decrease in lung exacerbations for me so while I may not 'beat' a lung infection it doe do a great job at avoiding teh conditions that lead to them in the first place.

mom2lillian
02-17-2008, 12:32 PM
although as mentioned you cant 'beat' a lunf infection with excercise I have beat many colds/flus that would normally have =an exacerbation with excercise. I believe it fires up my immune system and also helps get everything (mucous) moving so it cant find a place to rest and cause and infection.

That in conjunciton with the hgiher lung function and other benefits mentioned have led to an overall decrease in lung exacerbations for me so while I may not 'beat' a lung infection it doe do a great job at avoiding teh conditions that lead to them in the first place.

mom2lillian
02-17-2008, 12:32 PM
although as mentioned you cant 'beat' a lunf infection with excercise I have beat many colds/flus that would normally have =an exacerbation with excercise. I believe it fires up my immune system and also helps get everything (mucous) moving so it cant find a place to rest and cause and infection.

That in conjunciton with the hgiher lung function and other benefits mentioned have led to an overall decrease in lung exacerbations for me so while I may not 'beat' a lung infection it doe do a great job at avoiding teh conditions that lead to them in the first place.

Kelli
02-17-2008, 12:37 PM
I didn't read all the other posts but........

When I went to get my last dexa-scan (body x-ray for bone density) after working out at Curves for 1 year, my bones are actually better now than what they were. So weight bearing exercise actually helps strengthen bones.

So I'm not sure about infection stuff but I know it's good for the skeleton and that's worth it to me.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
KELLI
30 f CF

Kelli
02-17-2008, 12:37 PM
I didn't read all the other posts but........

When I went to get my last dexa-scan (body x-ray for bone density) after working out at Curves for 1 year, my bones are actually better now than what they were. So weight bearing exercise actually helps strengthen bones.

So I'm not sure about infection stuff but I know it's good for the skeleton and that's worth it to me.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
KELLI
30 f CF

Kelli
02-17-2008, 12:37 PM
I didn't read all the other posts but........

When I went to get my last dexa-scan (body x-ray for bone density) after working out at Curves for 1 year, my bones are actually better now than what they were. So weight bearing exercise actually helps strengthen bones.

So I'm not sure about infection stuff but I know it's good for the skeleton and that's worth it to me.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
KELLI
30 f CF

Kelli
02-17-2008, 12:37 PM
I didn't read all the other posts but........

When I went to get my last dexa-scan (body x-ray for bone density) after working out at Curves for 1 year, my bones are actually better now than what they were. So weight bearing exercise actually helps strengthen bones.

So I'm not sure about infection stuff but I know it's good for the skeleton and that's worth it to me.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
KELLI
30 f CF

Kelli
02-17-2008, 12:37 PM
I didn't read all the other posts but........

When I went to get my last dexa-scan (body x-ray for bone density) after working out at Curves for 1 year, my bones are actually better now than what they were. So weight bearing exercise actually helps strengthen bones.

So I'm not sure about infection stuff but I know it's good for the skeleton and that's worth it to me.

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KELLI
30 f CF

Scarlett81
02-17-2008, 02:34 PM
its hard to say whether or not u can beat an infection off, but surely you can shorten the duration of it. if you are growing tons of pseudo or cepacia, or what have u, you probably won't be able to beat that w exercise alone. but, at the end of your tuneup, if did incorporate exercise your pfts would definitely be higher. thus cleaning your lungs out much better and buying lots more time till your next tune up was needed.
research the benefits of exercise on the immune system. its amazing. the good hormones that exercise produces helps fight off colds and infections. also the right exercises strengthen all the muscles around the rib cage which help our breathing, and even our pfts.
if you look at some of the longest lived cfers...most of them were runners or athletes of some sort. that alone gives me motivation to keep going.
i was surprised to learn that you don't have to stop exercising while sick either. its good to keep going.
if you haven't started a program yet, its good to start slow and build up. lifestyle changes like walking in stead of using elevator, ect..things like that are great. but what will really build stamina and pfts is continuous 'real' exercise that goes on for 45 mins or more.

Scarlett81
02-17-2008, 02:34 PM
its hard to say whether or not u can beat an infection off, but surely you can shorten the duration of it. if you are growing tons of pseudo or cepacia, or what have u, you probably won't be able to beat that w exercise alone. but, at the end of your tuneup, if did incorporate exercise your pfts would definitely be higher. thus cleaning your lungs out much better and buying lots more time till your next tune up was needed.
research the benefits of exercise on the immune system. its amazing. the good hormones that exercise produces helps fight off colds and infections. also the right exercises strengthen all the muscles around the rib cage which help our breathing, and even our pfts.
if you look at some of the longest lived cfers...most of them were runners or athletes of some sort. that alone gives me motivation to keep going.
i was surprised to learn that you don't have to stop exercising while sick either. its good to keep going.
if you haven't started a program yet, its good to start slow and build up. lifestyle changes like walking in stead of using elevator, ect..things like that are great. but what will really build stamina and pfts is continuous 'real' exercise that goes on for 45 mins or more.

Scarlett81
02-17-2008, 02:34 PM
its hard to say whether or not u can beat an infection off, but surely you can shorten the duration of it. if you are growing tons of pseudo or cepacia, or what have u, you probably won't be able to beat that w exercise alone. but, at the end of your tuneup, if did incorporate exercise your pfts would definitely be higher. thus cleaning your lungs out much better and buying lots more time till your next tune up was needed.
research the benefits of exercise on the immune system. its amazing. the good hormones that exercise produces helps fight off colds and infections. also the right exercises strengthen all the muscles around the rib cage which help our breathing, and even our pfts.
if you look at some of the longest lived cfers...most of them were runners or athletes of some sort. that alone gives me motivation to keep going.
i was surprised to learn that you don't have to stop exercising while sick either. its good to keep going.
if you haven't started a program yet, its good to start slow and build up. lifestyle changes like walking in stead of using elevator, ect..things like that are great. but what will really build stamina and pfts is continuous 'real' exercise that goes on for 45 mins or more.

Scarlett81
02-17-2008, 02:34 PM
its hard to say whether or not u can beat an infection off, but surely you can shorten the duration of it. if you are growing tons of pseudo or cepacia, or what have u, you probably won't be able to beat that w exercise alone. but, at the end of your tuneup, if did incorporate exercise your pfts would definitely be higher. thus cleaning your lungs out much better and buying lots more time till your next tune up was needed.
research the benefits of exercise on the immune system. its amazing. the good hormones that exercise produces helps fight off colds and infections. also the right exercises strengthen all the muscles around the rib cage which help our breathing, and even our pfts.
if you look at some of the longest lived cfers...most of them were runners or athletes of some sort. that alone gives me motivation to keep going.
i was surprised to learn that you don't have to stop exercising while sick either. its good to keep going.
if you haven't started a program yet, its good to start slow and build up. lifestyle changes like walking in stead of using elevator, ect..things like that are great. but what will really build stamina and pfts is continuous 'real' exercise that goes on for 45 mins or more.

Scarlett81
02-17-2008, 02:34 PM
its hard to say whether or not u can beat an infection off, but surely you can shorten the duration of it. if you are growing tons of pseudo or cepacia, or what have u, you probably won't be able to beat that w exercise alone. but, at the end of your tuneup, if did incorporate exercise your pfts would definitely be higher. thus cleaning your lungs out much better and buying lots more time till your next tune up was needed.
research the benefits of exercise on the immune system. its amazing. the good hormones that exercise produces helps fight off colds and infections. also the right exercises strengthen all the muscles around the rib cage which help our breathing, and even our pfts.
if you look at some of the longest lived cfers...most of them were runners or athletes of some sort. that alone gives me motivation to keep going.
i was surprised to learn that you don't have to stop exercising while sick either. its good to keep going.
if you haven't started a program yet, its good to start slow and build up. lifestyle changes like walking in stead of using elevator, ect..things like that are great. but what will really build stamina and pfts is continuous 'real' exercise that goes on for 45 mins or more.