NEWS: Asthma Australia today advised, that the National Asthma Council have released the New Edition 2014 Australian Asthma Handbook for the national asthma management guidelines.
An article in The Australia reported on exercise and asthma in relation to the new guidelines:
… The condition can be controlled, says Professor Amanda Barnard, chair of the National Asthma Council Australia committee that drew up the guidelines.
There are a number of medications people can take to ensure a life without symptoms and flare-ups, she says.
A healthy lifestyle with moderately intense physical activity, including team sport, improves quality of life in people with asthma.
“These guidelines will help people live the best life they can.”
New medications have been approved and the evidence base has changed substantially since 2006 when the last guidelines were released, says Prof Barnard.
To see the updated handbook online visit, the National Asthma Council website.
Asthmaaustralia.org.au. 2014. New Handbook released | Asthma Australia. [online] Available at: http://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/New_Handbook_released.aspx [Accessed: 4 Mar 2014].
Fram, C. 2014. The Australian. [online] Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/new-guidelines-urge-asthmatics-to-exercise/story-fn3dxiwe-1226844289449 [Accessed: 4 Mar 2014].
Australian Asthma Handbook. 2014. Australian Asthma Handbook | Home. [online] Available at: http://www.asthmahandbook.org.au/ [Accessed: 4 Mar 2014].