Q: I have asthma and would like to lose some weight. I can’t walk long distances, run, or do aerobics — I get too light-headed from not being able to breathe well. What types of exercises do you recommend?
A: Many people with asthma exercise safely. In fact, there are many Olympic and professional athletes with asthma. First and foremost, it is essential that your asthma is being properly medically managed and is completely under control before you start an exercise program. Further, it also important you get your doctor’s permission prior to starting any fitness regimen. Then, there are a few exercise guidelines that you should follow.