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Exercise and COPD

Exercise and COPD should go hand in hand, because exercise can make you feel better and improve your quality of life. Learn what exercises are best for people with COPD. Find out more about how to start an exercise program and stick to it. Discover the basics about exercising when you have COPD.

Exercise: Learning the Basics
Learning the basics of exercise is important for everyone, but especially for people with COPD. Learn the basics of exercise to help keep yourself healthy.

Exercise and COPD: Walking Toward a Healthier You
For people with COPD who expend extra energy just to breathe, regular exercise can improve the body's ability to utilize oxygen. Low-impact activities, such as walking, place minimum stress on the joints and are typically easier for COPD patients to perform. Learn more about how to implement a simple walking program into your daily life.

4 Ways to Increase Your Flexibility
Increasing your flexibility not only helps to prevent joint stiffness, but helps to improve your posture and balance. Learn 4 ways to increase your flexibility.

Improving Quality of Life with Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation is becoming widely recognized as an essential part of a COPD treatment plan. Pulmonary rehabilitation uses a multidisciplinary approach that covers all aspects of COPD management, including education, exercise, relaxation, breathing techniques, nutritional advice, emotional support and the development of coping skills.

Review of Functional Fitness Exercise Video for COPD
Functional Fitness of COPD is an exercise video created by Suzanne Andrews designed to help COPD and asthma patients achieve fitness and improve their quality of life. Learn more about Functional Fitness.

Obesity and COPD - Suffering From Obesity and COPD
Obesity and COPD often go hand-in-hand. Share your experience of how obesity has negatively impacted your lung disease.

How to Perform a Quadriceps Stretch
Learn how to increase the flexibility of your legs by doing a simple quadriceps stretch.

How to Perform the Calf Stretch
Learn how to increase the flexibility in your calves by performing the calf stretch.

How to Perform Shoulder Rolls
Shoulder rolls help by increasing flexibility, preventing joint stiffness and improving posture and balance. Learn how to increase the flexibility of your shoulders with shoulder rolls.

How to Perform the Head Tilt
Learn how to prevent neck stiffness with the head tilt.

COPD Exercises - Top COPD Exercises for COPD Patients
Because exercising with COPD can be challenging, finding the best workout program for you is the key to sticking to it. Here are the top 10 COPD exercise programs for the health-conscious COPD patient.

Pulmonary Rehab Exercise Equipment For Your Home
Some pulmonary rehab exercises can be done at home, under the direction of your health care provider. Learn more about pulmonary rehab exercises.

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