Exercise for Lung (Pulmonary) Conditions

Exercise in patients with lung (pulmonary) conditions is a well-established form of treatment that improves health, fitness and quality of life. Exercise can also help manage certain lung conditions and delay their progression.

Which lung conditions is exercise helpful for? (click on a condition to learn more)

• Asthma – A obstructive pulmonary condition caused by inflammation and bronchospasm.
• Cystic fibrosis – A genetic disease causing excessive, thick mucous that obstructs the airways and promotes recurrent lung infections.
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) – This is an umbrella term for a number of chronic lung conditions that obstruct the normal flow of air through the respiratory system including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and chronic asthma.
• Interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis – A condition characterised by scarring and thickening of the lung tissue.

What are the benefits of exercise for my lung condition?

Exercise leads to improved tolerance of physical activity, reduced symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue, improved strength and muscular endurance and increased mental wellbeing. Many studies have demonstrated significant benefits of exercise in patients with asthma and COPD. Find out more about the specific exercise recommendations for each condition by clicking on the links above.

Our Exercise Physiologists at Glebe Physio are professionals who are trained in the safe and effective prescription of exercise for people with lung conditions. At Glebe Physio, we offer one-on-one appointments to individually assess your situation and tailor an exercise program for you, as well as fully supervised classes for those who enjoy exercising in a group environment.

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Please note that the information we provide on web pages like this one are for general information and educational purposes. We recommend speaking to a qualified physiotherapist or exercise physiologist to assess your individual situation.
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