Everyone needs exercise, including people with asthma. Exercise can help strengthen your breathing muscles. With the right treatment, you can control your asthma and stay fit.
To help control your asthma, your doctor may prescribe a long-term asthma drug and an inhaler to carry with you. You may also want to talk with your doctor to see if using an inhaler before exercise may help.
Other tips for working out with asthma: Warm up before you work out and cool down to help with chest tightness.
You may also want to avoid outdoor exercise on chilly days, when the pollen or air pollution counts are high, or if you have a respiratory infection.