Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Editorial Board: Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Bronchial Asthma Exercise

Bronchial Asthma

Exercises can work on distinctive ways for people with bronchial asthma. It can either relieve the symptoms of asthma or it may worsen the condition. Anyone who is physically active must know their limits and boundaries when exercising. This is crucial especially to anyone who has pulmonary problems such as bronchial asthma.

Physical activities such as exercise are important. It does not only provide essential benefits such as improving healthy lifestyle but it works to relieve the symptoms of asthma, as well. Additionally, it helps strengthens the muscles and develop the function of the lungs. Exercise can improve the cardiac muscle, which may develop its maximum level of workload.

When exercising, one should do it on a slow phase (gradual manner). The purpose for this is to help the lungs and the heart to cope with the increasing level of exertion. Moreover, doctors are advising people with asthma to perform exercises because this will increase the resistance of the lungs to accommodate sufficient amount of air.

Furthermore, it is important that anyone who has asthma must avoid too much exertion when exercising. There are exercises that can trigger the occurrence of asthma attack. These are strenuous exercises that require overexertion of the body. Exercising in the field can also predispose someone from asthma attack. This is because they are exposed to several allergens that can precipitate the condition.

Below are the recommended exercises that can benefit anyone who has asthma attack:

Yoga is an activity that can be done inside the house. It requires focus and eagerness to workout. This activity can help soothe the lungs because it accommodates breathing exercises. Moreover, yoga can relax the mind.
Jogging or running are activities that can help control the symptoms of asthma. However, these exercises must be done during warm weather. Otherwise, people with asthma should use the treadmill instead. Proper pacing for this activity can help reduce the risk of worsening the condition.

Swimming is considered as the best exercise for people with asthma. This activity is good because it helps improve the lung function. Furthermore, the air inside around the pool is warm and moist. This activity is ideal for but may require special precaution.

Martial arts are another activity that can be done indoors. This activity may require short movements, which are sufficient enough to place someone with asthma in good and healthy condition. It promotes muscle buildups and develops sound mind and body.

Biking is another recommended exercise for people who have asthma. However, it is best for them to do biking through the use of stationary bikes. Biking outdoors is not appropriate because this can expose them into the air pollution and irritants.

Brisk walking is considered as the safest exercise for people with asthma. This may require slow pacing. It does not place someone with asthma to overexertion. Moreover, it helps improve the ability of the lungs to expand during inhalation. This is a good warming up activity to someone who has asthma.

These exercises can help prevent the occurrence of asthma attack. Each of this activity may require special precautionary measure to avoid the worsening of the bronchial asthma condition. Furthermore, anyone who plans to workout must see his or her doctor before executing it. This will help them acquire an appropriate exercise plan – By Edterchelle Soriano