News
01 December 2021
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
- Quality of Life

Taking a walk outside with other people can have a positive impact on a person’s physical and mental well-being, but this simple activity may be difficult for people with allergy and asthma. For example, the pace of others without asthma may exacerbate symptoms in asthma patients. Therefore, from allergy safe snacks to a shared concern for air quality conditions, creating allergy and asthma friendly walking communities can help protect patients while combatting isolation.

To encourage patients with allergy and asthma to take walks, EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark helped to create two trainings for patients to establish their own allergy- and asthma-friendly walking communities.

Through these trainings, participants learned how to use their knowledge of their local area, create new relationships, exchange routes and motivate others to get out into nature. They also learned:

  • What is a walking host
  • What is a walking community
  • How to start a walking community
  • How to help walking buddies with challenges such as asthma and allergy

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