Often people who suffer with asthma are told not to exercise for fear they will have an asthma attack during the exercise. A recent study in BMJ Open Respiratory Research, actually showed exercise can in fact help reduce the severity of asthma.
Researchers found that participants who exercised the recommended amount on a regular basis were nearly 2.5 times more likely to have good control of their symptoms, compared with those who did no exercise.
Just 30 minutes a day of walking, riding a bike, doing yoga, or simply being physically can result in a significant reduction of asthma symptoms. The results also showed that doing something is better than doing nothing, and more is better than less. Even the smallest amount of activity is beneficial.
If you cannot exercise outside, then go to the gym, or failing that, use a staircase or the shopping mall; just be creative.
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