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Guy Mowbray

"As a football commentator, I've been lucky that my asthma has never impacted my career"

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Constance Devernay

"I’d tell anyone with asthma who wants to do ballet don’t be afraid - just try it and see how it feels"

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Bill Bailey

"Asthma had been a thorn in my side for years, but now I feel fantastic"

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Exercise

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Constance Devernay

"I’d tell anyone with asthma who wants to do ballet don’t be afraid - just try it and see how it feels"

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Beki Cadd

"Asthma doesn't stop me from doing the sports I love"

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Geof Newman

“Nordic Walking has done wonders for my asthma - my breathing has really improved"

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Keeping well

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Guy Mowbray

"As a football commentator, I've been lucky that my asthma has never impacted my career"

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Mary Poole

"The 12-Week Asthma Support Programme has been life-changing."

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Charlotte Duckett

"University has been a new challenge for my asthma, but I won't let it stop me doing my degree"

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Mary Poole

"The 12-Week Asthma Support Programme has been life-changing."

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Charlotte Duckett

"I knew my asthma was getting worse and I knew I needed to do something about it"

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Jemma Rix

"I ignored my symptoms for as long as I could until an asthma attack that made me take stock"

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Diagnosis

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Jane Scaife

"I'm sure it’s not a coincidence that my symptoms started when I was approaching the menopause"

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Karen Ward

"My running used to be limited by my asthma – now it’s only my legs that hold me back!”

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Jane Elson

"My book's heroine has asthma like me and she doesn't let it stop her doing anything"

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Jane Scaife

"I'm sure it’s not a coincidence that my symptoms started when I was approaching the menopause"

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Recovery

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Debbi Wood

"I've learned to pace myself to manage my asthma. Overdoing it makes me unwell"

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Jemma Rix

"I ignored my symptoms for as long as I could until an asthma attack that made me take stock"

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Doug Harrington

"My asthma is there in the background, but I'm more confident knowing it's successfully managed"

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Treatments

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Kevin McCloud

"Without asthma steroids, I wouldn't be here"

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Chloë Ellen Jones

"Music has helped my my asthma control and boosted my self-confidence"

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Sophie Dishman

"I find it really useful to mark down when my asthma has been bad"

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Volunteering

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Beki Cadd

"Asthma doesn't stop me from doing the sports I love"

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Doug Harrington

"My asthma is there in the background, but I'm more confident knowing it's successfully managed"

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Colin Smith

"I no longer let asthma stop me from being active"

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Work and study

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Ryan Prower

“Keeping active helps me stay well and means fewer asthma symptoms”

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Eloise

“It can help to let your employer know about your asthma and how it affects you."

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Eddie Mills

"I try not to let my asthma rule where I go to because I want to see the world"

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