Diet and exercise can be an important tool to control asthma. People who have asthma and are overweight may help reduce asthma symptoms if they lose weight. Long-term exercise may even help control asthma and reduce hospitalization. Healthy eating is also an important factor.
Dara Torres has asthma, just like her father, says a story in the New York Times. But for years, she had been training and competing with coughing and difficulty breathing. When she finally started taking asthma medicine, "she realized how much, and how needlessly, she had been suffering." But her newly found breathing capacity came with…