Part 2. More Pool Chlorine Research. Soooooo Disappointed.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Well, after writing yesterday's blog, I decided that more research might balance out the negatives of chlorine and justify my still going to the pool for aerobics. Just the opposite. Not only was the research far worse, but it also made my disappointment all the more palpable.
I forgot to include a couple of details in my last blog. My vulnerability is my respiratory system, and I've worked very hard to rebuild my immune system after several things in the last few years. I've been attending the pool class 3-4 times a week, along with other forms of exercise. Throughout my day, I'd wonder things like, "Gee, why am I wheezing?" "Why is there phlegm when I don't have a cold?" "Why is my skin so irritated?" "What is this burning sensation in my lungs?"
Okay, I get it. No more pool. Another thing I forgot to mention previously is that, despite this gym being one of the nicest in the area, it has mgt that has been remiss in taking the best possible care of the pool. There have been "issues" I've recently learned that I won't go into as you'll want to puke. I almost did when I learned about them.
Needless to say, the reason I am so disappointed is that I enjoyed it so much. However, I just can't risk my health after working so hard to stay healthy. My number one priority since joining SparkPeople has been to maintain good health. Weight loss is goal number two.
I read Dr. Andrew Weil's article in which he substantiates his info with studies that point up asthma and bronchitis significantly. Okay, enough said and I guess I've belabored this topic in order to drive home to myself that there are too many negatives that outweigh enjoyment of pool aerobics. In my case, I can't do "just a little bit." So I've now got to stop being a disappointed baby and put on my big girl pants to accept the new reality. This isn't the biggest problem in the world or in my life for that matter. But it was a simple pleasure.
Wishing all a wonderful day.