Swimming & Asthma

Swimming is already a great way to get your daily workout for your body but did you know that it can also improve symptoms of asthma? First off, what is asthma? Well Asthma is a disorder that can cause the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma attacks can be triggered by dry cold weather and this can prevent someone from exercising regularly during the winter. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation recommends swimming as a good exercise for people with exercise-induced asthma because of the warm, moist air found in most indoor pool environments. This can improve their ability to breath while exercising.

So indoor swimming can help someone exercise with asthma but it also improves symptoms of asthma. Such as improved lung volume, helping develop good breathing techniques, and of course help improve an asthmatic’s general fitness. The iPool can be a great option to choose from due to its ability to be easily moved and being able to be used year round. It may not have as great of an affect as an indoor pool but not everyone can afford to have their own or go to an indoor pool all of the time. The goal of good asthma care is to stay on top of your asthma and to be able to exercise as fully as you want. In case you didn’t know several famous athletes have asthma such as Dennis Rodman who has played for the NBA for fourteen seasons, Paula Radcliff who has won seven marathons and is the current record holder, Amy Van Dyke who won four gold medals in the Olympics,and there are countless more. Their asthma has not slowed them down, so why should yours?

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