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 Mental health Clinic mum over 'gay conversion' therapy Medical Why you should take Vitamin C this festive season Medical 5 things you didn't know about osteoporosis Medical Doctors too strict about sex after heart attack Sex From she to he – a young man's journey to happiness Medical Avoid getting sick while going on holiday From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.