If you didn't see the other thread about oxygen and weight loss (ironically, I have NEVER lost weight from UC and gained from the Pred) you should check out oxycise.com It not only gets oxygen into your oxygen starved cells, but you end up losing fat. It has been proven that when you do aerobics, it's not the movement and sweating, it's the increased oxygen that does the good work. Check it out - it's all good healthy breathing.
Diagnosed with LS UC 1984, suffered for 16 years, high doses Pred and eased off to Azulfidine; remission for 9 years, just flared recently. Asacol 3, 3x day; 20 ml. Pred.. Heading into remission again with addition of: prayer, deep breathing, walks on the beach and: 4-1000 mg.garlic twice daily; 2 zyflamend twice daily, SuperFoods RX multi-whole food vita twice daily, SuperFoods RX Omega 3; 3 Asacol 3 x day with 3 Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Probiotic; Metamucil morning and night - no dairy, hardly any coffee, lots of water and green tea. Was using L-Glutamine but read that it can aggravate?