Even small amounts of physical activity can improve symptoms and promote general health in people with any stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aerobic exercise keeps your heart healthy. Resistance training such as weight-lifting builds muscle strength – including breathing muscles – and healthy bones as well as making you less prone to injury and quicker to recover from injuries. Stretching activities such as yoga can improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion as well as relaxing your muscles and joints. Any exercise can lessen symptoms of fatigue and depression and provide social interaction.
Fatigue and breathlessness lead many people wi... read more