COPD and gym

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I do know that if youi have COPD and if you can you must exercise, walk etc. But can you visit gym also? Or is it too hard?

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    I'm lucky , in the area I live the local health authority runs a pulmonory rehab group . Starts with a 6 week course , 2 sessions a week . Approx 1hr exercise , not strenuous  , and then discussions with various people regarding health and other issues . Can be followed up with a referal to the gym . The exercise programe is designed for people with COPD and other breathing problems .  Ask your GP if anything similar is available for you . 

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    Yes I have COPD for many years, they said that its a non curable but you we can help to treat the disease in some ways. Exercise is very helpful, I did my walking 30-45 mins, sometimes running at least every other day and I feel I am active. Gym is ok for me went there for a short cardio. It is to hard for the first time but I started with a short 10 mins slow walking only and later I did the 20 mins and can add another mins depends on how comfortable you are. I guess you can do it.
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    HI there, I as well have been diagnosed with copd. My Doctor insisted that I join a copd excersize group. It was hard at first. I did not know what to expect. I thought the excersizes would be gentle. NOT! It's a a workout for sure. Skipping and running on the spot then purse lip breathing to get your wind back. I thought of quitting but I am roughing it out. I was on oxygen only for excertion. My stats are recorded every time I go before and after. As of today I am off oxygen. My levels have improved greatly. Now mind you I must continue and not stop this ongoing excersize. Twice a week. I have improved so much. Can do more and not get so sob. I was so happy to see my oxygen picked up today and now I have to committ to keeping my excersize up. Hope this helps.

    Ellen 🇨🇦

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    It depends where you are at weerix.  If you think you can manage it do it.

    I attended gym for over 12 years with COPD at the present time I am not able, still recovering from pneumonia.

    If you are in the UK you can ask for an exercise prescription or referral to pulmonary rehabilitation, it all depends on your current fitness abilities.

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