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How safe is it to exercise if you have asthma?

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There's no need to avoid exercise if you have asthma. With proper diagnosis and the most effective treatment, you should be able to enjoy the benefits of an exercise program without having asthma symptoms. If your symptoms do bother you during exercise, talk to your asthma doctor. A small change in your asthma action plan may be all you need to get relief.

From: Asthma and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

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The Canadian Lung Association: "Exercise & Asthma." 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Asthma and Exercise.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma).”

Health Central: "Asthma."

Asthma UK: “Exercise and activities.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Canadian Lung Association: "Exercise & Asthma." 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Asthma and Exercise.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma).”

Health Central: "Asthma."

Asthma UK: “Exercise and activities.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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