Camping as recreation has been around over 100 years. People camp in nearby town parks, at KOA’s, or National Parks like Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon.
Camping is a fun way to get out and explore. It can involve hiking, dirt bike riding, mountain bike riding, playing in the creek (swimming), fort building and exploring the vegetation.
Some families hang around camp and play games and spend quality time with no electronic distractions and that’s awesome. One camping activity that seems to happen no matter the choice of daytime entertainment is sitting around a camp fire. Many people even choose to cook over an open camp fire.
Camping is a lot more than sleeping on bumpy ground in a canvas house.
So maybe you are wondering, can people who suffer from asthma go camping?
1 out of 4 Americans are struck with allergies and asthma daily. Asthma affects nearly 9% of children in the U.S. According to the census bureau the number of PEOPLE in the U.S. in 2010 is 311,068,036. 27million children in the U.S. suffer from asthma.
The cost of asthma management is remarkably large.
Doctors, nurses, medical assistants and EMT’s count respirations all the time, you just may not know they are doing it.
Medical professionals count the respirations in many different situations but for one main reason-to determine how hard your lungs are working to get oxygen to your brain.
The brain sends signals to the body telling it to work harder to get more oxygen in and more carbon dioxide out. Counting respirations can be useful for managing asthma.
What do David Beckham, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Amy Van-Dyken have in common?
All three are very successful athletes with physically demanding careers and interestingly, all three have asthma.
Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Asthma can make working out difficult. Exercise is an asthma trigger.
David Beckham is a professional soccer player who has had asthma since childhood. According to Wikipedia, David started playing at 17 and has topped many other footballers in games played and won.
"A school-based intervention program helped New York City high school students with moderate to severe asthmabetter manage their symptoms, dramatically reducing the need for urgent care, including hospitalizations and emergency room visits, according to a study published online in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "