I am 51 and consider myself to be in very good health. I am not over weight and exercise regularly. However, I get out of breath easily during any type of cardio. I try to regulate my breathing but it really doesn't help. I don't have any other symptons that could be a medical problem. When I get really winded my wind pipe actually hurts. Is it possible that I just don't breath correctly? I read one article that your diaphragm and other breathing muscles can get lazy. I am a secretary so nothing abut my day to day job is strenous enough to increase my heart rate. I am one of the few people who actually enjoy exercising and I would really like to do some running but i can only run a few yards then have to stop to catch my breath. I have stopped doing most any type of cardio and just focus on strength training. I know cardio is important. Any advice?View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.