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COPD

10 Tips for Exercising with COPD

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Wear good workout clothes


Use your "rescue" inhaler 15 minutes before


Ask your oxygen company for a portable, lightweight system


Start slowly, even if you feel you can do more


Do a three-minute warm-up, and cool-down stretches


Walk half the distance you are capable of doing non-stop, then turn around.


Add weight or resistance training to your routine


Don't exercise on an empty stomach


If possible, exercise in a group or with a buddy


Monitor your blood oxygen, heart rate and blood pressure


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