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What workouts may be tougher for people with asthma?

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  • Constant exercise, such as long-distance running, soccer, and basketball, is more likely to trigger your symptoms.
  • Cold, dry air makes your airways tighten, so things like cross-country skiing and ice hockey may make it hard to breathe.

These activities aren’t necessarily off-limits, though, so talk to your doctor about how you can do the hobbies you enjoy.

SOURCES:

Jana Tuck, MD, an allergist in Cape Girardeau, MO, and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology .

Boyd, A. , August 2013. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Franca-Pinto, A. , August 2015. Thorax

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma and Exercise.”

Mekonnen, D. , July 2010. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Chlorine Allergy.”

CDC: “Common Asthma Triggers.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Exercise-Induced Asthma.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Jana Tuck, MD, an allergist in Cape Girardeau, MO, and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology .

Boyd, A. , August 2013. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Franca-Pinto, A. , August 2015. Thorax

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma and Exercise.”

Mekonnen, D. , July 2010. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Chlorine Allergy.”

CDC: “Common Asthma Triggers.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Exercise-Induced Asthma.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2018

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