Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections.
An active lifestyle is extremely important for children with CF, benefits include increased pulmonary function and overall quality of life. People with CF who exercise and keep fit are shown to cope better with the impact of CF, have fewer infections and generally have healthier lives.
For full information on Cystic Fibrosis Australia.