Exercise and sport for children with asthma

1) Why exercise and sport are good for children with asthma

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Exercise is important for everyone and the good news for children with asthma is that it is good for them too.

The benefits of exercise:

  • Improves lung capacity.
  • Manage their symptoms better.
  • Easier to manage daily tasks.
  • Increase their confidence.
  • Less fear of breathlessness.
  • Lift their mood.
  • Improve strength, posture and flexibility.
  • Improve sleep and appetite.