Is COPD leading you to a sedentary life? Let’s change that!!!!

Is COPD leading you to a sedentary life? Let’s change that!!!!

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma, is defined by the American Thoracic Society as a condition characterized by airflow obstruction that reduces the ability to sufficiently empty the lungs. The shortness of breath caused by the COPD promote inactivity in the patient, based in the anxiety and fear of losing the breathing and worse the condition, but recent studies shows many benefits in COPD patients after participation in prescribed exercise which include: increased physical capacity, decreased anxiety about breathlessness, greater independence in daily activities, reduced fatigue and improved quality of life. Cardiovascular training (especially deep water aerobics) resistance or strengthening training and stretching training should be conceived as the non-drug prescribed medicine and the patient must look forward to do what he/she can do.…
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