The COPD Links Library

Exercise and COPD
NIH Senior Health- The Benefits of Exercise


Why exercise if you have pulmonary disease?


Exercise Helps Lung Patients Emotionally



COPD Exercise and Activity Guide


Starting An Exercise Program by Mary Burns


COPD Exercise Precautions


Exercises for People With Breathing Problems


Let's Get Fit
is an independent exercise support group for people with COPD and their caregivers. Affiliated with COPD-Support, Let's Get Fit is intended to help its members stay motivated by participating in teams that serve as mutual support groups.


An Explanation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation from Healthline


Essentials of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
A Do It Yourself Guide To Enjoying Life With Chronic Lung Disease( booklets available for free download in either English or Spanish)


Sit and Be Fit- Information about the television program, DVD and VHS tapes, some sample exercise routines



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Weight training and COPD


Strength Training
Growing Stronger is an exercise program based upon sound scientific research involving strengthening exercises-exercises that have been shown to increase the strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve your balance, coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases, including arthritis


The Back Owner's Manual



Dance Your Way to Healthier Lungs
Helen Sorenson, a registered respiratory therapist, gerontologist, and assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, has another version of "dancing" she'd like to share with respiratory patients. Her DANCE program stands for "Disease Management, Activity, Nutrition, Contribution, and Environment," and is filled with great advice on how to keep moving despite a chronic respiratory illness

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