Asthma management in children improves by physical fitnessAccording to a study published recently in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), children suffering from asthma and into physical fitness are more likely to exercise a better control on the disease and improve their quality of life.

The results show aerobic training as an effective option for improving cardiopulmonary fitness and reducing daily use of inhaled steroids in children with asthma.

Celso Carvalho, Ph.D., an author on the study, said physical training can be a management strategy for symptoms of asthma in children.