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.

High Life Highland's Active Health Dynamic Wellbeing Classes

High Life Highland is collaborating with health and social care professionals in NHS Highland and other third sector organisations to deliver a new programme, called ‘Active Health – Dynamic Wellbeing’.

The programme is designed to support people who may be experiencing vulnerabilities connected to their health and wellbeing.

The programme is available to people with a wide range of long-term health conditions such as, but not limited to, cancer, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, respiratory conditions, type 2 diabetes, neurological conditions, and people at risk of falling.

For more information visit the High Life Highland website

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)

 

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