Keeping active

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If you have a respiratory condition you may worry about exercise, and even about everyday activities .  But being active (from walking to exercise classes or singing) will improve your breathing, help ease your symptoms  and increase your strength and general fitness.  This in turn will make everyday activities less tiring, and improve your quality of life and even your mood. This section will give you information on the benefits of keeping active and some of the different activities you might like to try.

Sources of information about keeping active 

Keeping active - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Exercising with COPD - NHS Inform

Physical activity and exercise - My lungs, my life

Stay active, stay well - exercise video from British Lung Foundation *

Links to exercise videos 

Low intensity seated exercises - YouTube videos from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Low intensity exercise in a chair - YouTube video from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Moderate intensity, mostly chair based - YouTube video from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Moderate intensity, standing circuits - YouTube video from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

 

* Recommended resource

 

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