Asthma children should be physically active
Millions of children around the world suffer from Asthma. There are several things that cause asthma in children such as respiratory infections, allergens, and weather changes. Asthma attacks in children are a nightmare to their parents.
One of the common things we see in the children with asthma is their inactiveness. Also the lack of motivation and fear of asthma attacks in kids often keep their bodies away from getting the required physical activity.
Researchers from the University of Stirling are working with psychological experts, artists and animators to help them in encouraging asthma children to do exercise.
Researchers are educating children with the help of 3D animations and presentations that help them in visualizing and understanding what’s going on under their chest. The researchers are also showing the link between inactivity and breathlessness to the asthma affected children and their parents.
There are studies that show exercise being a help to the asthma patients, as it can significantly increase the cardiovascular health in them. But normally we see majority of the asthma patients, especially the teens linking their inactiveness to the asthma.
By taking proper asthma treatment, and under the suggestions and guidance of the doctor, an asthma patient should try to be more active participating in the physical activities such as exercise.
“Studies show that young people with asthma can exercise safely if appropriately treated and can significantly improve their cardiovascular fitness and quality of life by doing so. However, young people with asthma are even less likely to be physically active than their peers and they attribute this to their asthma,” said lead researcher Professor Brian Williams.