Safe Exercise for Children with Asthma

In the past, children who had asthma would have to sit out during recess or gym class because of their breathing difficulties. Not only did this prevent children from getting adequate exercise, but it also isolated them from their classmates and friends. Today, exercise is actually becoming part of a child’s typical asthma treatment.

This video takes an inside look at a school where children with asthma are encouraged to swim, run, climb, and participate in other common childhood activities. Allowing this exercise represents a dramatic shift in thinking in the medical community, as exercise is becoming encouraged instead of avoided. By helping children strengthen their heart and lungs, exercise helps children take control of their asthma symptoms. 

Before beginning any exercise program, it’s important for asthma sufferers to speak with an allergy doctor. Call 1 (800) 86-COUGH to schedule an appointment with Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM

Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists.  Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online at or by calling 1-800-86COUGH

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