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Corbi, F.; Baiget, E.; Bofill, A. (2014). Asthma and Physical Activity: Review. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 6(3):195-206. 

 

ABSTRACT

 

 

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of high prevalence worldwide, being the group comprised of children and adolescents the most affected. Its symptoms are characterized by cough, dysnea, wheezing, feeling of tightness in the chest and bronchoconstriction. Traditionally, it was thought that sport and physical exercise were contraindicated in asthmatic patients. Furthermore, the asthmatic patient usually presents less fitness levels and sport practice as well as healthy subjects. Currently regular physical activity has been proposed as a valid way to improve staff awareness and self-knowledge about the disease. It is recommended the prescription of physical activity as a way to improve their symptoms and evolution. Regular practice of physical activity in asthmatic patients should be considered within the current and future health programs as a main aim. 

 

KEY WORDS

 

 

sports practice, asthmatic patients, health.

 

 
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