Action Plan for Allergies
BookRelieve symptoms from allergic reactions, hay fever, and asthma!
Action Plan for Allergies was developed in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. This book shows you how to take control of your health, boost your energy, and reduce or eliminate the need for medication with the latest scientific research and proven exercise plans.
Because fitness level, diet, environment, and medication—such as albuterol, loratidine, diphenhydramine, and salmeterol—affect allergies, Action Plan for Allergies allows you to tailor the exercise programs to your individual needs.
Including information on creating an allergen-free environment, as well as techniques for desensitization and increasing tolerance, Action Plan for Allergies is a comprehensive resource for managing your symptoms and leading a freer, healthier life.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Taking Control of Your Allergies
Chapter 2. Designing an Exercise Program
Chapter 3. Improving Asthma Through Aerobic Exercise
Chapter 4. Building Strength and Flexibility
Chapter 5. Exploring Alternative Forms of Exercise
Chapter 6. Managing Allergies Through Tolerance and Desensitization
Chapter 7. Creating an Allergen-Free Environment
Chapter 8. Staying on Track to Reduce Symptoms
“Action Plan for Allergies is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource for managing allergies through exercise and physical activity. Whether you have asthma, anaphylaxis, or food allergies, the safe and sound approaches in Action Plan for Allergies will improve your health and physical fitness.”
Dr. Mariana Castells, MD, PhD
Associate Director of the Allergy and Immunology Training Program
at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
"Many of us have been told not to exercise if we have asthma or suffer from allergies. In this book, written in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine, Briner (medical director, Sports Medicine Ctr.; director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Lutheran General Hosp., Park Ridge, IL) shows that exercise does not hurt allergy and asthma sufferers and may actually help them. Asserts Briner, “No allergic disease qualifies as an excuse to avoid exercise.” As with the other excellent titles in the “Action Plan for Health “ series, this book is logically organized, provides useful graphics, and offers a review of key concepts at the end of each chapter. Briner opens with a useful discussion of the physiological benefits of exercise and then shows how the physiological changes gained from exercise can improve the quality of life for those suffering from allergies or asthma. He then lays out guidelines for implementing and adhering to a well-designed exercise program. Briner cites scientific research when appropriate and supplies references for those wanting to access the primary literature on specific topics. An excellent resource that fits the bill; highly recommended for college, medical, school, consumer, and public libraries."
Howard Fuller, Stupski Fdn., Mill Valley, CA
Library Journal, October 15, 2006