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Physical activity improves asthma control

Presented By
Morten Hostrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference
NLC 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/4a69da87
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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