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Exercise-Induced Asthma

Warm up before exercising

(HealthDayNews) -- If you suffer from exercise-induced asthma (EIA), the winter months can be especially trying.

The cold air combined with physically demanding winter sports can cause airways in the lungs to constrict, according to National Jewish Research and Medical Center in Denver.

Here's how you can tame EIA:

  • Wear a mask or scarf to warm cold air before inhaling it.
  • Take asthma medication 15-30 minutes before outdoor winter activities including skiing, snowboarding and ice skating.
  • Warm up 30-60 minutes beforehand -- long enough to break a light sweat.
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