Help with exercise

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    I've been overweight for about 8 years now, and I have got gradually more overweight over the years. I have just checked my BMI and it is 36, which means that I am 'Very Obese' according to the NHS, and when they told me this they also gave me a nice list of diseases I'm going to get and gave me the impression that I only have about 5 years to live.

    Anyway, on a more serious note, I think it is about time I did something about it or else I'll be about 30 stone in a few years, and that is something I really don't want to happen.

    But, I have a bit of a problem. Basically I can't do exercise. In addition to my truly unbelievable physical fitness level, I have asthma, which means that after a tiny amount of physical activity, I feel really breathless and physically cannot continue. This means that any exercise I attempt to do is pointless as I have to stop after a few seconds, meaning I get next to no benefit from the exercise. To give you an idea of how bad this is, after running up a flight of stairs, I'm so out of breath I can't speak more than 3 or 4 words at a time.

    My question is, is there any way that I can prevent this from happening, like is there a product or treatment which can help me breathe better so I can do a reasonable amount of exercise before feeling out of breath?

    36.. meh lightweight get back in touch when your at 50 like me lol...

    Swimming is the best as it's as low intensity as you like but can go up to 2000 calories per hour for very heavy duty swimming


    at your extreme bodyfat level you don't even need to do any exercise to lose fat, all you need is a calorie deficit, you could sit on your arse 24/7 and still lose a good 2-3 lbs a week, then when you're lighter you can start exercising
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