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Physical activity improves asthma control

Presented By
Morten Hostrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
NLC 2022
Being active is important for everyone, even more so for people suffering from lung disease. Regular exercise – tailored to the specific needs of patients – can help maintain a good level of overall health and may also improve signs and symptoms of a lung condition. Although it can be challenging to prescribe exercise to asthma patients, physical activity proves to be a valuable intervention as it improves asthma control. However, people should not overdo it, as excessive vigorous training increases the risk of developing asthma and asthma-related conditions – as found among elite athletes. Dr Morten Hostrup (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) emphasised that people with asthma should be physically active. “A systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 randomised-controlled trials assessing the effects of aerobic exercise training for 8 weeks or longer showed that this type of exercise (including walking, jogging, spinning, and treadmill running) can potent...

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