VIENNA, Va., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This May, Allergy
& Asthma Network will celebrate Asthma Awareness Month with its
first-ever Virtual Fitness Challenge. The month-long initiative
encourages people to get active and live healthier while supporting
Allergy & Asthma Network. All proceeds will go to the Network's
outreach, education, advocacy and research programs.
Allergy & Asthma Network is teaming up with Virginia-based certified personal trainer
Shannon Simpson to develop the
online fitness program. It is designed to take a whole-body
approach to lung health and overall wellness.
Every day during May, Virtual Fitness Challenge participants
access the online fitness program and take part in physical
activity that strengthens core and balance, with a focus on arms
and legs. The program also includes yoga sessions to help calm the
mind and body.
The Virtual Fitness Challenge kicks off Saturday, May 1 with a walk/run at your own pace
Research shows regular exercise is linked to improved asthma
control and quality of life. Health benefits include:
- improved lung function
- greater endurance and stamina
- improved immune system reducing the risk of respiratory
- stronger muscles that promote blood flow to the lungs and
- healthy body weight
- stress reduction
Registration for the Virtual Fitness Challenge is $20.00. After registering, you will receive a
link to the exercise program webpage (live on April 30). There you will find workout videos
developed by Coach Shannon and a downloadable workout calendar to
track your progress.
At the end of May, email your completed calendar to Allergy
& Asthma Network to receive a certificate of completion and a
chance to win a Fitbit-4 and workout equipment.
If you have asthma that is triggered by exercise, or you have
other serious health conditions, consult with your doctor before
engaging in exercise. If you are allergic to spring pollens or
mold, exercise indoors instead.
For more information and to register, go to
About Allergy & Asthma Network
Allergy & Asthma Network is the leading national nonprofit
organization dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due
to asthma, allergies and related conditions. The Network
specializes in sharing practical, patient-friendly, medically
reviewed information through its
AllergyAsthmaNetwork.org website, E-newsletter and
numerous community outreach programs.
Contact: Gary Fitzgerald
Allergy & Asthma Network
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