This work is aimed at people with allergies and professionals who work with allergy patients. 18 million people in the UK suffer from allergies. Based on the latest research, this exercise-based plan will help readers take control of diet and health, even where allergic reactions are exercise-induced. Objective information on the balance of medication, exercise, nutrition, allergy drugs and tips for creating allergen free environments is included. Authoritative advice is provided on exercise type and intensity, with coverage of asthma and a variety of physical allergens. The book includes medical and anatomical information, methods for monitoring the severity of symptoms, pros and cons of medication, diet guidelines and programmes for strength, flexibility and aerobic exercise. It focuses on proven methods for the encouragement of exercise.
Dr. Briner is the medical director for the Sports Medicine Centre at Lutheran General Hospital in Illlinois, U.S. and director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He served as a team physician in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for the U.S. National soccer and volleyball teams.
Chapter 1. Taking Control of Your Allergies; Chapter 2. Designing an Exercise Program; Chapter 3. Adding Aerobic Exercise; Chapter 4. Building Strength and Flexibility; Chapter 5. Exploring Alternative Forms of Exercise; Chapter 6. Tolerance and Desensitisation; Chapter 7. Creating an Allergen-Free Environment; Chapter 8. Sticking With It.