Exercise in children

East MidlandsGeneric Health Relevance
Published Date: 1 Sep 2011

Exercise in children

Exercise is not harmful but helps children with asthma


  • Children with asthma


  • Children and parents mistakenly see asthma as a barrier to physical activity.
  • Children with asthma are at increased risk of obesity.
  • They can have better physical and mental health if they exercise.
  • Both low confidence about physical activity and being overweight reduce children’s exercise performance.