“The wonderful thing about yoga is that anyone can do it, but it’s particularly good for people with asthma” Diagnosed with asthma in her 30s, Julia White teaches yoga to people with asthma to help them control their symptoms.
Inspiring stories from people with asthma
‘I realised that asthma had been a constant thorn in my side for years’ Actor and stand-up comedian Bill Bailey strengthened his lungs by learning to scuba dive.
‘I support Asthma UK because not being able to breathe is one of the scariest things a person can experience’ BBC Football commentator, Guy Mowbray describes growing up with asthma and dealing with his triggers.
“Pregnancy was the first time I’d struggled with asthma” Fiona Brown, 38, experienced asthma flare-ups during her first pregnancy.
“At 13 I got an inhaler, and then the whole world opened up”. Getting an asthma diagnosis transformed Adrian Lester’s childhood.
‘My running used to be limited by my breathing – now it’s only my legs that hold me back!’ Being diagnosed with asthma at 54 was a huge relief for Karen Ward.