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When is the right time for exercise if I have asthma?

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Weather can pave the way for asthma symptoms, so keep the season and time of day in mind when you’re choosing a workout. You may want to head indoors in the winter to avoid the cold, dry air. And high humidity may be a problem during the summer, so it may be better to exercise in the mornings and evenings.

Do allergies make your asthma flare up? Check the weather report for the pollen count and air pollution levels. If they’re high, hit the gym or do an exercise DVD indoors that day.

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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