STUDY: Mistaken parental beliefs keep some asthmatic children from exercising enough

Troubling results of a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study show that asthmatic children are missing the benefits of physical activity due to their parents’ misconception about asthma and exercise. According to the study, which was reported in the April 2004 issue of Pediatrics, 20 percent of parents believe that exercise is harmful for children with asthma, even though medical advances and a better understanding of asthma say otherwise. Findings are based on a telephone survey of parents of 137 asthmatic children and 106 healthy children. Read the full story at //