Making physical activity a routine part of clinical care
Having asthma doesn’t have to hold patients back. Asthma UK have tips and advice that can help patients get active and feel healthier and happier.
Benefits of physical activity for people with asthma:
- Raising your heart rate regularly boosts your lung power, increasing stamina and reducing breathlessness
- It supports your immune system and helps fight colds and viruses – a major trigger for over 80% of people with asthma
- Activity helps you stay a healthy weight, in turn cutting your risk of an asthma attack
- It releases ‘feel-good’ chemicals in your brain – studies show that if you’re stressed, or depressed, you’re at higher risk of asthma symptoms