Continuous and intermittent running in the provocation of asthma

Ann Allergy. 1982 Feb;48(2):123-9.


With total work constant, continuous running has been found to provoke more severe asthma than any of four different intermittent running regimes. This constitutes the first definite support for the clinical impression that exercise is better tolerated by asthmatics when broken into brief periods separated by intervals of recovery.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Asthma / etiology*
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / diagnosis
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / etiology*
  • Bronchial Spasm / diagnosis
  • Child
  • Exercise Test
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rest
  • Running*
  • Time Factors