What physical activity is recommended for a school-age child with asthma?

  1. distance running
  2. indoor swimming
  3. soccer
  4. basketball
Number 2 is correct.
Rationale: Indoor swimming is recommended as an exercise as it takes place in a warm, moist environment. Bronchoconstriction associated with asthma may occur with exercises that require prolonged rapid breathing, including distance running, soccer, and basketball.