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Exercise and Asthma

  • Some children have asthma only when they exercise or play hard.
  • Most children with asthma are affected by exercise. This does not mean that your child should not take gym class or play sports.
  • Use of medicine 20 minutes before gym class or exercise may prevent asthma symptoms.
  • When asthma signs are present the child should have the chance to stop and rest.
  • Activities suggested for the child with asthma are: swimming, walking, bicycling and sports or games with stop and start running such as baseball, volleyball, football, tennis, golfing, and short distance track and field events.
Your Child’s Asthma: Encouraging Exercise

The Consortium on Children’s Asthma Camps

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