Exercise and Physical Activity
At the end of the session, the participant will have:
- Increased knowledge of physical fitness.
- Awareness of the need to increase their level of physical activity and exercise to optimise lung health.
- Knowledge of how to safely achieve an increased level of physical activity and exercise.
This session may be facilitated by a respiratory nurse, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.
|Introduction to the principles of exercise and physical fitness.||The importance of physical activity.||Diagram of cycle of inactivity and dyspnoea.
|Starting an exercise program.||Precautions for exercise.|
Where to exercise.
When to exercise.
Monitoring dyspnoea during exercise.
|Examples of a walking program.
Better Living with COPD (Ch 11).
Better Living with Exercise – Your Personal Guide (See exercise training chapter resources)
Intensity of exercise.
Tips for exercises.
Use of oxygen during exertion.
|Examples of an exercise program.|
|Summary and discussion.||Barriers and how to overcome them.|
Variety of exercise options available in local area.
|Diagram of cycle of increased activity and reduced dyspnoea.
Disc 4 from the Better Living with your Lung Disease DVD ‘ Benefits of Physical Activity Programs & Ongoing Support’
Contact your local council or The Lung Foundation Australia on 1800 654 301.