29 January 2020

Special Announcement

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the Hong Kong Sports Institute will temporarily suspend all the Community Sports Programme until further notice. Refund will be arranged for those people who enrolled in Batch 120 and A20WJ. Please visit our website for the latest information about the Community Sports Programme.

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Asthma and its relationship with exercise and management of athletes with asthma

By Dr. Tam Yat Cheung, Alfred

Asthma is the most common chronic disease, affecting about 7-10% of children and adolescents in Hong Kong. About 30 -50% of individuals with asthma have exercise induced asthma. It is also known that athletic training, due to its continuously increased ventilation, increases the chance of developing exercise induced asthma during the course of training in normal individuals. Of course the benefits of physical exercise cannot be undermined. Proper medical management of asthma with preventative measures will control exercise induced asthma in the vast majority of athletes. The issues of medications interfering with drug testing in competitions will also be discussed.

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