Exercise & CF

Increased awareness continues to develop around the importance of exercise in managing the effects of cystic fibrosis.  The benefit of being active for people with cystic fibrosis is not only physical, but also impacts self-esteem, empowerment, relationships and emotional well-being - all of which effect the adherence with prescribed medical treatments like chest therapy, nebulizers, and oral medications.  

CFLF believes that when an individual is given the chance to learn what it is like to feel 'good' physically, socially and emotionally,  they are more likely to want to take care of themself.  There is also an upward cycle that connects the drive to be well and healthy in order to enjoy physical activities that are fun and rewarding, contributing to being even more healthy.  

Below are articles relating to the progress of imparting exercise and active lifestyles on people living with CF. 

Update on the role of exercise in cystic fibrosis

Exercise testing in cystic fibrosis (Editorial)

Do responses to exercise training in cystic fibrosis depend on initial fitness level?

Strength vs Aerobic Training in Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Oxygen Supplementation during Exercise in Cystic Flbrosls

Effects of an Exercise Program in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Are There Differences between Females and Males?

Interval exercise training in cystic fibrosis — Effects on exercise capacity in severely affected adults

Exercise as part of a cystic fibrosis therapeutic regime

Infection, inflammation and exercise in cystic fibrosis

Exercise improves lung function and habitual activity in children with cystic fibrosis

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