Navigation Links
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study
Date:5/6/2011

FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Simple exercise routines can improve lung function and overall fitness in children and teens with cystic fibrosis, the results of a small new study suggest.

Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is a genetic disorder that causes a buildup of thick mucus in the lungs, resulting in frequent lung infections, breathing problems and decreased lung function.

Highly structured, intense exercise regimens are difficult to adhere to long-term, so a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center designed simple exercise programs tailored to patients' preferences and lifestyles.

These activities included things such as going for a walk, playing basketball in the driveway, taking dancing lessons or playing with a Wii video game system.

Lung function and exercise tolerance tests were given to 58 CF patients, aged 6 to 16, before and after they did their exercise programs for two months. The exercise tolerance test involved walking as many 10-meter (about 33 feet) intervals as possible.

After completing the exercise programs, the patients were able to do an average of seven more walking intervals than before they started exercising.

All of the participants showed at least some improvement in lung function, but the most noticeable improvement (5 percent or more) occurred in those who increased their exercise capacity by 10 or more walking intervals.

The study was slated to be presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, in Denver.

"Exercise, even when informal and unstructured, not only appears to improve lung status in children with CF, but goes a long way toward benefiting their overall health, self-perception and emotional well-being," lead investigator Dr. Shruti Paranjape, a pediatric pulmonary specialist, said in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions news release.

Because the findings were presented at a meeting and the study is not yet published in a peer-reviewed journal, its findings should be considered preliminary.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about cystic fibrosis.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, news release, May 3, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. The Rubit Dog Tag Clips Making Big Pet Store Sales, Everyday Dog Ownership Easier, Preventing Broken Fingernails.
2. Its the little things: Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships
3. When Earth Day Is Everyday At The Office, Used Office Furniture Recycling
4. Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps
5. Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds
6. To Feel Better, Exercise Harder: Study
7. Making the move to exercise for overweight and obese people
8. Exercise protects the heart via nitric oxide
9. Structured Exercise Programs Help Lower Blood Sugar, Study Finds
10. Study finds diet plus exercise is more effective for weight loss than either method alone
11. Aerobic Exercise May Curb Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... More than 20,000 pairs of shoes made their ... to an ambitious venture that conjoined the passions of an NBA star, a Liberty ... Liberty community. These shoes will save lives from the rampant infections transmitted through the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 ... ... launch of this summer’s edition of “Vision & Hearing,” advocating for active, healthy ... campaign focuses on resources available for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Hernandez ... consultations to communities throughout the greater DC region, is inaugurating a “New Leash ... rescuing local animals and training them to be companions for veterans in need. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... The Brian Gifford Agency, an Indiana-based firm providing asset ... of Campagna Academy in a charity drive to provide for at-risk children and teens ... Campagna Academy is a nonprofit organization that has offered critical programs to at-risk and ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... With over 16,000 active ... hormone replacement therapy and integrative medicine, has become a frontrunner for people seeking ... as menopause, andropause, thyroid disorder and adrenal insufficiencies. , Founded in 2003 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law and Gulf Coast ... Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law family has ... years. That is why Mostyn Law is partnering with ... to show its appreciation. Blood supplies are running low. ... short of hospital needs in August. That is why the blood ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... 15, 2017  AOTI Inc. announced today that its fully owned ... recently opened a New York City Office in Yonkers, ... unique Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. This new ... for Health Care (ACHC) under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable ... Advanced ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... AVIV, Israel, Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: ... immunology, today reports its financial results for the second ... achievements during the second quarter 2017 and to date: ... multiple clinical development programs for the Company,s lead project, ... 3 pivotal study with BL-8040 as novel stem cell ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: