Best and Worst Exercises for Asthma - Watsons Health

Best and Worst Exercises for Asthma

Aside from controlling symptoms, one of the key goals of asthma treatment is to help you maintain a normal and healthy lifestyle. This includes engaging in regular exercise and other physical activities.

Regular exercise is recommended for people whose asthma is under good control. Exercise helps strengthen your breathing muscles, boosts your immune system, helps you lose excess pounds and maintain a healthy body weight, and creates “feel-good” chemicals (endorphins) in your body that can help stave off depression and stress. All of these benefits can improve your asthma in the long run.

Best exercises for asthma

  1. Team sports that involve short bursts of exertion
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Baseball
  • Wrestling
  1. Solo or group leisure activities
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Golf

Worst exercises for asthma

  1. Endurance sports and activities that involve long periods of exertion
  • Soccer
  • Distance running
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  1. Cold-weather sports
  • Ice hockey
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice skating

Make sure to talk to your doctor before engaging in any exercise regimen. Your doctor can help you control your asthma and recommend a safe exercise routine.

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References:

https://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/exercising-asthma. Accessed 30 July 2021
https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/asthma/exercise-and-asthma. Accessed 30 July 2021
https://www.medicinenet.com/best_exercises_for_asthma_yoga_swimming_biking/views.htm. Accessed 30 July 2021

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