Exercise can help make your lungs strong and your asthma better
- You should exercise 5 days a week, for at least 60 minutes a day. Have your quick‐relief medicine on hand during exercise.
- Wear a face mask or scarf to cover your mouth and nose when it is cold.
- Make sure you “cool down” after exercise.
- Tell your coaches and P.E. teachers about your asthma and any medicines you are taking.
The best exercises for asthma
Before you exercise
Take your quick‐relief medicine at least 5 minutes before exercising
Warm up for 10‐15 minutes by stretching, walking, or jogging
Signs of Exercise Induced
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of Breath
When to avoid exercise
- In cold or dry weather
- Smog or smoke in the air
- When you have signs of asthma
- When you have a cold