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 » 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: Fedhealth What cover is right for you? advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? 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 Mental health Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients Lifestyle UPDATE: 18 kg anorexic woman receives almost $200 000 in donations for treatment Mental health Impulsive boys may become chronic gamblers Lifestyle World Hunger Day: reaching out to those in need Diet and nutrition Drinking five espressos a day is okay Medical Tygerberg breakthrough to revolutionise burn treatment From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.