Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!

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• Community manager
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Good advisor

Asthma can make your everyday life more difficult, especially if it is of a severe type, and it may be hard to do or to force yourself to do certain things, like exercise.

However, doing sport is very important for people with ashtma, as it helps strengthen the heart and the lungs, and stay in an overall good health.

What about you? Do you continue doing physical exercises despite your asthma? In what way do you think it helps you?

What kind of sport do you do and do you prefer outdoor or indoor activities?

Thank you in advance for your replies!

Beginning of the discussion - 30/06/2018

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!


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I haven’t been very well lately so I’m hope to start swimming again as I find this helps too 

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!

• Community manager
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@Lindayoung Hello Lindayoung,

Have you found swimming to have helped your asthma? Do you feel any improvements?

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!


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 The only exercise I can comfortably mange to do is walking. Especially when it's too hot or cold as my asthma is worse when I'm too hot or cold.

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!

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@sophiesmum yes, walking can be a great way to exercise if you suffer from severe asthma. 

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!


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I used to be able to run for a bus, but I can't anymore because of my athma.

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!

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@sophiesmum Have you tried swimming? Could be another option.

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!


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I cannot swim.

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!


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I have a twist and shape exercise machine and I try to do 20 mins in morning and 20 mins evening but when i'm not to good in myself like the last couple of weeks I haven't been on it much, chest's been bad ( antibiotics and steroids) and after that I had a flare up of colitis. This is pretty good for me as according to the monitor I'm losing around 300 calories a time whether this is right or not I'm getting exercise which is good for me.

Do you exercise with asthma? Share your advice and tips!

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@mjteddy The twist and shape machine sounds very useful and congrats on losing 300 calories at a time! That it quite significant for daily exercise. 

I hope your flare up will pass soon...it is never easy :(

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