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    Hi Nancy ,I go to the gym and walk on the treadmill when the weather is bad and when the weather is good I walk outside ,just start slow but any exercise to help open your airways and get your heart rate up will help 
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    Yes          I walk one mile a day.    It helps bring up phelgm.    Plus drink a lot of water
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    Hi Nancy,

    Yes.

    I walk everyday.

    Varies from a mile to 3 mile.

    I got rid of my car because pubic transport is good here.

    Walking isgood for COPD etc 

     

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    Any exercise is good for you but don't overdo it. Walk as fast as you can without getting too breathless to say a complete sentence. It  is better to join a group as socialising is great for you and relieves depression. You should always guard against being dehydrated by drinking a fair amount of water.

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    Hi Nancy,

    Like the others have said, yes I'm a walker too. It's what I do best. I like to swim too when it's warm enough. 

    I exercise when at my own speed and when I feel well enough. 

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    Sorry Nancy I have just answered your post but should have added that the essential activity to slow or even stop bronchiectasis worsening is to keep your chest clear, walking is great but there are many other things that you can do. You could use Postural drainage with clapping, you can self clap, you can use an acapella, I use a green one. You can use a vest (these are expensive). Once the sputum is loosened it needs to be huffed and coughed up. All these and many more techniques can be looked up online or asked about here one item at a time. These are from this very site; 

    https://patient.info/health/physical-activity-for-health

    And these few lines are also from this site as well;

    Using 'airways clearance techniques' that help to drain off mucus from the lungs. This usually involves seeing a physiotherapist who is trained in treating the lungs: what is usually termed a respiratory physiotherapist or 'chest physio'. The patient can also be taught how to use postural drainage techniques themself, along with special breathing techniques to bring up the mucus.

    They both come from this link where you can find a lot of info about Bronchiectasis;

    https://patient.info/health/bronchiectasis-leaflet

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    Thank You all!!! Especially re: clearing my lungs. I've been coughing more lately and bothered at night.Of course,coughing doesn't stop until enough mucous is expelled.

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    Oh, yes, and last summer I wanted to join a water aerobics class, but was afraid I'd have to get out of the pool and spit over and over!

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    I have found that walking is something I can do even if short and slow if having a flare up. Actually helped to move the gunk in the lungs. Walking fast when feeling well is a good work out for the lungs. Haven't managed to run though!

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