Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis

A small study from John Hopkins indicates that prescribing an individualized exercise program to children with cystic fibrosis improved lung function. Fifty eight children ranging in age from 6 to 16 years old received individualized exercise programs such as taking a stroll or playing the Wii. After two months of following the exercise regimen exercise tolerance increased. The children also exhibited small changes in pulmonary function tests and improved self image.

Reference: Ekaterina Pesheva. Simple Exercise Improves Lung Function in Children with CF. Retrieved from the web on 5/9/2011 at http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Simple-Exercise-Improves-Lung-Function-in-Children-with-CF.aspx

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