As a person who suffers from asthma, I know that attacks can happen with little to no warning, or have a long drawn-out building phase. Both types of attack are equally terrifying, but equally preventable. Asthma can have many triggers- the most common being animal allergies, dust, pollen, heavy fragrances and exercise.
Just because you suffer from asthma does not mean that you must limit your exercise activity. Regular exercise can improve your breathing and even cut down on the frequency of asthma attacks.
This short article from Shape Magazine offers some reassuring news for asthma sufferers.
Catch Your Breath!
Cardio can provide asthma sufferers with some relief.- If you struggle with asthma, you might want to tally more minutes on the treadmill. You can slash your symptoms by up to 60 percent just by notching half an hour of cardio twice a week, according to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Getting your body moving reduces inflammation in your airways, which helps prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath that causes attacks. (This applies to those who have exercise-induced asthma too.) Plus, if you do have an attack it can feel less severe. The worse your asthma problems are, the more exercise can help, research shows.