#EXERCISE#WINTER#ASTHMA

few exercise tips for asthmatics during the winter season.
· Get your asthma fully controlled during winter
· Cooling and drying of the bronchial airways can trigger an asthma attack.
· Avoid strenuous exercise in cold dry air.
· Avoid winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating.
· Use the bronchodilator inhalers, 20 minutes prior to exercise.
· Keep the inhalers warm in order to avoid a cold aerosol spray.
· “Warm-up” and “cool-down” after strenuous exercise.
· When exercising in cold air, wear a scarf or facemask over the nose and mouth to warm the air one is breathing.
· Drink plenty of liquids before and after exercise to prevent drying of the airways.
· Exercise indoors when outdoor temperatures drop.
· Exercise during times of the day when your breathing is at its best. If you tend to wake up not being able to breathe, then a pre-work run may not be the best idea for you.
· Always keep water nearby to stay hydrated. It’s also good to sip in case you start to wheeze or feel a tickle in your throat.
· Many people who suffer from asthma experience runny noses when exercising, so be sure to keep tissues on hand.

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