Did you know that 1-13 of us suffer from asthma? So how do you know if your an asthma sufferer ? well the tell tail signs of asthma are; coughing, tightness from chest, wheezing or shortness of breath which normally occur earlier than average when conducting cardiovascular exercise such like running, swimming, cycling or any other sports were your required to work your body muscle groups with continuous rhythmic movements for long periods of time. So if you think this could be you , what do you do ? First things first check with your General Practitioner , who will be able to give you a lung function test. The test requires you to blow into a peak flow meter, the peak flow meter is a human health tool that helps us get an accurate reading of the size and strength of your lungs. Normally readings are taken over 3 large breathes, once the 3 breathes have been recorded they will work out your average strength then this will determine the health of your lungs. Asthma is hereditary, so its often pasted through the family line. Problems with allergies can also allow the same effects of asthma in the body, so check with your GP first. Asthma attacks often occur on exercise or events in cold weather climates, cold clouds can have a massive effect on asthma sufferers, this results in the airways drying out as a result from extra puffing through-out the exercise.