14 Best and Worst Exercises for Asthma

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One recent study found that adults who walked three times a week for 12 weeks actually improved asthma control and fitness levels without provoking an attack.

They did half an hour at a time with five minutes of warm up and five minutes of cool-down. "A moderate-to-brisk walk is the best way to describe this level of activity," says study author Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD, associate professor of cell, developmental, and integrative biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"Warming up is really important because it will help your tolerance," says Lianne Marks, MD, an internal medicine physician at Scott & White Healthcare in Round Rock, Texas.

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