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Buster, Francine and Arthur play basketball.
Encourage exercise.

Kids whose asthma is under control can play sports and keep active.

  • Exercise helps strengthen lungs, which makes asthma attacks less likely.
  • Activities that include a warm-up, a cool-down, and short rest periods (like swimming, baseball, football, dancing) — so that kids can catch their breath — are especially good.
  • Kids should carry their quick-relief medicine to use right before activities or during their play.
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