Benefits of Exercise for People with Long Term Conditions

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Regular physical activity is especially important for people with COPD and can directly improve many COPD symptoms. Aerobic exercise can boost energy levels and improve circulation and breathing. Upper body strength training can also help people with COPD by strengthening respiratory muscles.

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Review Date: 
January 2, 2014

Last Updated:
September 15, 2014