Breathlessness is normal in exercise and is not harmful. Doing things that make people breathless will help make their muscles stronger and more efficient.
Tips you may wish to share:
- Encourage a slow start with a gradual build up to small bouts of activity (this just needs to be a few minutes). This can increase over time
- Stay calm when breathless, as panicking will make you feel even more breathless
- Ask a physiotherapist or doctor for breathing techniques