Endurance sports helps with heavy asthma

Studies reveal the positive benefits of regular endurance sports like running, walking or swimming on heavy asthma. Many persons concerned avoid physical activity, because they fear a possible asthma attack.
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March 1, 2012 - PRLog -- The physical performance decreases and even the least effort leads to a major breathlessness. So especially for asthmatics it is useful and important to get exercise. The basic requirement is a learnt handling of the disease.

Around 150 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, an inflammatory respiratory disease, which leads to spasms of the bronchi. Allergies and anallergic stimuli such as dust or smoke cause asthma. For persons concerned, symptoms like breathlessness, choking and coughing are part of everyday life. Because of the additional exposure for the airways, most asthmatics avoid any form of sportive activity. But this is the wrong way, because experts advise regular endurance sports, even with heavy asthma. Sporty people strengthen the respiratory muscles, improve the performance and reduce the asthma attacks. Thus, even the daily climbs of stairs or the fast walk to the next railway are no longer an insurmountable obstacle.

The basic requirement to get exercise as an asthmatic is a good and learnt handling of the disease. Besides a medical adjustment, respiratory treatments and trainings support a more symptom-free life. Special breathing techniques and relaxation exercises relieve everyday life. The experience to be able to influence the own breathing could help to reduce the fear of attacks.

Suitable sports for asthmatics are running, walking, swimming, biking or hiking. Sports with sudden movements like football, sprinting, squash or tennis should be avoided. But such a sportive intention should be discussed with a doctor. Besides, a skilled trainer can arrange a personalized exercise program. It is recommended to work out in a group as well. The lung function and the pulse should always be checked before and during exercise. The basic equipment for the training outdoors should include an inhaler and a mobile phone for emergencies. Weather conditions and environment should be observed as well. Sometimes indoor training in a gym or in a sports hall might be the better solution.

Top athletes such as Anni Friesinger and Jan Ullrich demonstrate that asthma doesn’t exclude sports. Sport supports asthmatics in dealing with their disease, strengthens the body's defense and also increases the life-like self-esteem.

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