You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Exercise with Asthma?''

By , SparkPeople Blogger
People with asthma often have concerns about whether or not they can safely exercise without exacerbating their condition. Turns out, exercise is generally beneficial to asthma. Asthmatics can safely exercise, especially when their asthma is well-controlled, but you should work closely with your doctor to develop a fitness plan that works for you, and time your treatments (using the inhaler, etc.) in the best way to reduce attacks during and/or after exercise.

Work with your physician of course, but try to keep your exercise intensity low initially, especially if you have a cold. When asthma symptoms occur, you should reduce your intensity level, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop completely. Using your inhaler before your workout will help reduce the possibility of attacks during exercise.

Additionally, take extra time to both warm up and cool down. Depending on where you work out, you might also consider wearing a face mask (will work great at home, but might make you self-conscious in the gym). This keeps your inhaled air warm and moist, helping to reduce asthmatic responses during exercise. Because warm and moist air is beneficial to asthmatics, try to avoid exercising in cold, dry environments.

Regular exercise is important for your weight loss and fitness level, but staying consistent with it will also reduce the number and severity of your asthma attacks, as well as boosting your immune system. Simply pay attention to how your body reacts to higher-intensity activity and know your limits. If you feel that your asthma is interfering with your exercise program, talk to your doctor to help find a solution that works for you.

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BURNINGTHYME101 11/8/2020
Asthma, COPD, and having so much weight to shed it already feels like I have a mask on, but will give it a try.Hopefully in time it gets better. Report
CD1260471 11/8/2020
We all exercise in the gym with masks!

I find too much moisture aggravates my asthma, so I like to exercise some outside daily, where my mask can be off/ looser if no one is near. Report
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Good need-to-know information, thanks! Report
PICKIE98 10/7/2020
Rescue inhaler at the ready! Report
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ADEE_2008 10/7/2020
Thank you! Nice timing I'm wearing a mask while exercising! Stay safe! Report
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Listen to your body. It doesn't lie Report
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NASFKAB
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What is exercise asthma? Report
Very important info thanks. Report
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You must learn your own body. Report
Cold air is my trigger as well. I am back to using my inhaler. I was doing tai chi and I stopped . I'm going to start back on Monday everyone enjoy your day!
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Knowing your own personal triggers is important as well. Cold air is mine, and even worse going cold to indoors. Report