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Coaching my son’s soccer team presented all sorts of challenges for me this past year. From not having played in nearly 30 years, to not having coaching experiences, to dealing with kids with behavioral issues, the gambit was covered. Health issues were also present as a couple of my kids would run to their bags mid-practice to grab a puffer.
I ran my boys hard. At the beginning of the year, they didn’t know what ‘suicides’ were, but by week 4 they were well versed in the line running drill that had them running hard. I was always careful with the kids who needed puffers. They would sit out a rotation, catch their breath on the side, and often play goal.
Their health was always paramount, even as I shouted AGAIN to the rest of the team.
Asthma is a fairly common health condition for many people. Not all of us fully understand the symptoms and what these symptoms mean in terms of level of asthma control. In fact, asthmatics tend to overestimate the level of asthma control that they experience and downplay the level of their symptoms.
The kids would always tell me, “I’m fine.” Still, I made sure they understood they were never a burden and were allowed to take the time to recover whenever they needed it.
In a recent study, 92% of asthma sufferers believed their asthma was controlled, but in reality 46% did not meet experts’ standards for asthma control. They may hesitate to seek help from their healthcare professionals as they often tend to accept these bothersome symptoms as a part of aging or other conditions and may not be aware that poor asthma control can be modified.
If you’ve got asthma, take this quick and easy #30SecondAsthmaTest to evaluate how well you are controlling your asthma symptoms and to help start a conversation with their doctors about asthma relief.
Please note: The Asthma Test is geared towards adults (18+)