Physical activity is important in helping to manage your asthma, but it can sometimes be difficult to participate if your asthma is playing up. Here are our top 8 tips for exercising with asthma.
Make sure you warm up
Warm up and stretch before exercise. Remember to cool down when you finish.
Take your reliever before exercise
Use your reliever before exercise as directed by your doctor.
Have your reliever on you
Always carry your reliever with you when exercising. Use a spacer with a puffer.
Breathe through your nose
Your nose filters and warms the air you breathe in before it reaches your lungs.
Be more active
The fitter and healthier you are the better your lungs will perform.
Tell your coach you have asthma
Let others know where you keep your reliever and a copy of your action plan.
Avoid asthma triggers
Exercise when well, avoid cold dry air and manage other triggers where possible.
Take your preventer
If prescribed taking a preventer every day will help manage asthma and exercise.