I suffer from asthma. When I was a child, I would get severe asthma attacks that would leave unable to get out of bed. I had to be tended to all the time. I was not allowed to play physically active games unlike my childhood friends. I would get to see them play tag or race after each other. They were breathing heavily and sweating because of all the movements they made. I, on the other hand, just had to watch them, sit by the curbside, be mark of the finishing point of the races.
As I grew older and into college, there were many things I was not allowed to do, especially if this means I will be exposed to extreme weather conditions (extreme in my case is a weather that is too hot or too cold) and exhaustion.
When I went to college, I had to move away from my parent’s house. I had to stay in a dormitory. During my college days, I used to wake up early. I loved to smell the fresh morning scent since there were a lot of tree near our place. I would take a walk while the sun was just starting to rise.
While this was one of the things that my parents shielded me from—morning dew, I embraced it when in college. I followed this routine for most of first four semesters. I would wake up early and take a stroll around. I observed that my health was getting better. My allergies lessened and my breathing improved. I was able to take on more physical activities than before without getting asthma attacks.
However, this routine has changed when I became a junior. I became so busy that I wanted more sleep every morning. I did not have the time to stick to a morning routine anymore. From then on, I was prone to allergies again and I easily got tired. I have remained so until I graduated.
The Change that Happened
After I graduated, I was immediately able to find a job so I rented an apartment. There was enough space in my apartment to fit many of my belongings. I moved there after a short vacation. Knowing that I was to start my job soon, I wanted to prepare my body. I wanted to follow an exercise routine.
I consulted with my doctor. She told me that right now, she would not allow me to do so. I needed to control my asthma first through medications. And so I obeyed her. But I thought that I needed to get some form of exercise nevertheless.
One time, I was observing my apartment. I saw a bland spot that I thought I could place something at. So I searched the internet hoping to find a mild exercise option. Then I stumbled across a website on rocking chairs. I was puzzled since a rocking chair is for cradling, how come it could be for exercise? So I researched about it. Apparently, the motion you use to rock it can exercise the different parts of your body and also produce other health benefits.
I ordered a rocking chair for my apartment. Now, I am using it everyday for at least 10 minutes. I am still yet to observe the results. I will stick to this until my doctor allows me to a more physical exercise.