If you have asthma, what activities or types of exercise work best for you?
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What Are the Best Exercises for Someone With Asthma?
For people with exercise-induced asthma, some activities are better than
others. Activities that involve short, intermittent periods of exertion, such
as volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, walking, and wrestling, are generally well
tolerated by people with exercise-induced asthma.
Activities that involve long periods of exertion, like soccer, distance
running, basketball, and field hockey, may be less well tolerated, as are cold
weather sports like ice hockey, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. However,
many people with asthma are able to fully participate in these activities.
Swimming, which is a strong endurance sport, is generally well tolerated by
asthmatics because it is usually performed in a warm, moist air
Maintaining an active lifestyle, even exercising with asthma, is
important for both physical and mental health. You should be able to actively
participate in sports and activities.