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What are the best exercises for someone with asthma?

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Activities that involve short bursts of exertion, such as volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, walking, and wrestling, are generally OK for people with exercise-induced asthma. Activities with longer periods of effort and cold weather sports are less so, but many people with asthma can still do them.

Swimming is good for someone with asthma because it's usually done in a warm, moist air environment.

From: Exercise-Induced Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergic Conditions: Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)." American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Exercise-Induced Brochoconstriction (EIB) American Lung Association: "Search LungUSA." Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.



 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergic Conditions: Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)." American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Exercise-Induced Brochoconstriction (EIB) American Lung Association: "Search LungUSA." Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.



 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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