While browsing Facebook a few weeks ago, I stumbled across a post on the Asthma Australia page about an upcoming fundraiser inviting participants to do 5km each day in the month of May.
The 5km can be done anyway you can – running, walking, swimming or riding – and I thought to myself…”that’s a great idea”!
So here I am on 1st May pledging to you all that I plan on completing 5km a day in May in the name of raising awareness for Asthma Australia!
Asthma is a condition affecting the airways. Any number of things can be a trigger for asthma and when it happens the signs and symptoms include:
- the muscles around the airways tightening
- the inside lining of the airways becoming inflamed; and
- extra mucus is produced
Feeling short of breath and having trouble breathing is a terrible situation to be in, and the anxiety and distress resulting from this can aggravate the condition.
With 1 in 10 Australians diagnosed with Asthma – this disease is one of the most common in our country, so if you, a family member or friend is showing signs of asthma, please see a doctor.
For more information, you can visit the Asthma Australia website.
So tell me, are you up to the challenge of doing 5km a day in May?