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Cardio exercises can prevent severe asthma attacks

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 03, 2015
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Quick Bites

  • Light intensity exercises can help asthmatics.
  • Cardio helps increase the heart and lung function.
  • Cardio improves blood flow to the active muscles.
  • Ask your GP for cardio exercises that fit your condition.

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If you suffer from asthma, exercise is not the best thing to control the condition, instead it can do more bad than good by triggering an asthma attack. Or, so we assume. But, asthma attacks can be prevented with cardio exercises.

 

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One of the objectives of asthma management is maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes engaging in physical activities of light intensity. Besides taking medications as prescribed by your doctor to avoid triggers, you can use cardio exercises to improve lung function and keep asthma attacks at bay.

 

Benefits of cardio for asthma patients

Several studies have suggested that patients who regularly do cardio exercises are able to reduce respiratory problems caused by asthma and are less likely to experience asthma attacks.

The best cardio exercises for asthmatics include walking, biking, swimming, jogging and aerobics. Doing cardio can help cardiac fitness by working on both lungs and the heart to stabilize asthmatics. Some benefits of cardio for asthma patients include:

  • decreased blood pressure,
  • increased good cholesterol,
  • decreased body fat,
  • improved blood flow to the active muscles,
  • increase in heart and lung function and
  • decrease in anxiety, depression and tension.

 

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For a cardio-workout to be successful, a lot depends on a patient's lung capacity. Those who are diagnosed early or at a young age can benefit more as they have better lung function, lower respiratory symptoms and the threshold of exercise at which patient feels breathless is high.

 

Bottom line

Don’t make asthma a reason to avoid exercise when you can benefit from it. With effective management and workout plan, you should be able to enjoy benefits of an exercise program without experiencing asthma complications.

Ask your health care provider for the right cardio exercise that fits your condition. He will help you decide activities that are best for you. Besides, he can tell you other dos and don’ts of exercising with asthma. A small change in your asthma action plan can make a big difference!

 

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Comments
  • Harleen09 Jun 2015
    Asthma attacks can be very scary, helpful exercises to keep it in control.
  • Sonia03 Jun 2015
    If you have asthma, it doesn't mean you can't work out. On the contrary, right exercises can help improve your condition.

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