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The Athlete's Guide to Exercise-Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma shouldn't keep you from working out. Here's how to keep your symptoms under control.

More Exercise, Less Asthma

Last but not least, when it comes to exercise-induced asthma, your overall health can play an important role.
"Asthma severity does correlate with obesity, and the better shape you are in, the better your asthma can be controlled," says Craig. "Research shows that going through conditioning is beneficial for asthma, both in quality of life and in controlling symptoms.

"Exercise can improve both physical health and emotional well-being, even in people with exercise-induced asthma. Whether you are a weekend warrior or an Olympian, you can compete and participate in sports and activities to your fullest ability -- just be sure to bring your inhaler along.

Reviewed on February 01, 2007

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