Home > Medical > Asthma > Asthma and exercise Asthma and exercise All sections in Asthma » Asthma Basics » Asthma News » Asthma Overview » Asthma and Children » Asthma and Exercise » Asthma Treatment » FAQs » Health Tips » Manage Your Asthma » How Severe is your Asthma » Living with Asthma » My Asthma Story Asthma sufferers can excel at sport Asthma is one of the most common respiratory complaints in the world today. But, thanks to the availability of treatment, asthmatics can lead normal lives. Asthma & the Olympics Asthma need not hinder your performance: here's the proof. Can exercise help control asthma? Active asthmatics, particularly those who are competitive sportspeople, report that they feel more in control of their asthma when they’re fit. Test Is your asthma under control? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe Asthma Newsletter » Join Body Talk » Celebrities with asthma World's Most Famous TB Patients Asthma-friendly and unfriendly sports Asthma-friendly sports fulfill a number of requirements. When weighing up which sport to begin, ask the following questions... All about a peak-flow meter A peak-flow meter enables you to measure day-to-day variations in your breathing and lung capacity. Exercise-induced asthma People who experience exercise-induced asthma can prevent this by using a number of medications. Exercise: where should I start? Tips on how to start and which sport. Why do I get asthma when exercising? In many asthmatics, particularly children, breathlessness and wheezing is brought on by exercise. This is referred to as exercise-induced-asthma (EIA). load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!