Home > Medical > Asthma > FAQs Updated 16 September 2014 My child has asthma. What exercise do you recommend? Encourage your child to swim or, if you don’t have access to a pool, choose activities that require short bursts of energy. Sprinting is better than cross-country. 0 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 Encourage your child to swim or, if you don’t have access to a pool, choose activities that require short bursts of energy. Sprinting is better than cross-country or long distance running, for instance. However, endurance exercise such as cycling or long-distance running, is not out of the question since asthmatics respond to training in the same way as anybody else. - (Health24.com) More in Medical I’m asthmatic but I want to start exercising. Where should I start? More: AsthmaFAQs SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Parenting Three reasons why wool is good for your health Medical Obesity, smoking and depression linked to back pain Medical Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear safe Parenting Scientists spot gene linked to severe autism Lifestyle Does everybody hate Earth Hour? Parenting Foetal faces react to mom's smoking Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.