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What types of exercise are best for people with asthma?

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Activities that involve short bouts of exertion, such as volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, and wrestling, are generally good choices for people with symptoms of asthma.

Activities that involve long periods of exertion, such as soccer, distance running, basketball, and field hockey, may be harder. Also, cold-weather sports, such as ice hockey, cross-country skiing, and ice-skating, may pose challenges. However, many people with asthma are able to participate fully in these activities.

From: Asthma and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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