Our expert says:
That's quite common, especially when you start out. It's probably caused by a cramp or spasm of the muscles that control how you breathe. The way to treat it is to breathe deeply and not as rapidly as you might be breathing. So slow down, slow your breathing and relax, try to imagine the air filling your lungs all the way to the bottom as you breathe in.
To answer the second one, you can go every day, but you also need to rest. So it's not vital to rest every other day, but I would recommend a rest every third day, and as you get fitter, every fourth day, or once a week. That rest day is really important, but it doesn't have to be every day.
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