Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

It matters when and where you work out

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(HealthDay News) -- In some people, exercise can worsen or even trigger symptoms of asthma.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to help prevent exercise-induced asthma:

  • Wear a scarf across your mouth and breathe through your nose when exercising outside in cold, dry air.
  • Avoid exercising when air pollution is high.
  • Avoid exercising near lawns that have just been mowed.
  • Always warm up at the beginning of your workout and cool down at the end.
  • Try sports that may not aggravate asthma as much as others, such as swimming or baseball.
  • Avoid sports that involve constant movement, such as basketball, running or soccer.

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