Look­ing after your­self

YOURS (UK) - - Stay Healthy -

Tak­ing good care of your health by eat­ing a healthy diet, giv­ing up smok­ing and ex­er­cis­ing reg­u­larly can make a big dif­fer­ence to your asthma and could help to re­duce your risk of any as­so­ci­ated con­di­tions such as heart prob­lems. Ex­er­cise can be par­tic­u­larly help­ful and if your asthma is well con­trolled, there’s no rea­son why you shouldn’t aim to get the rec­om­mended 30 min­utes of ex­er­cise five times a week.

“A reg­u­lar work­out helps to im­prove how well your lungs work so you have more stamina and get less breath­less,” says Andy. “And it helps to boost your immunity, too, so your asthma is less likely to be trig­gered by coughs and colds.” Ex­er­cis­ing reg­u­larly makes 37 per cent of peo­ple with asthma feel much hap­pier and health­ier over­all ac­cord­ing to a re­cent sur­vey by Asthma UK – so it’s def­i­nitely worth a try.

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