Recently Dr. Harry Rossiter of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center gave a talk to the PEP Pioneers group at Little Company of Mary Hospital, about the importance of maintaining physical activity, especially for those suffering
Last week we discussed the benefits of exercising when living with COPD, and we talked about types of exercise you can do. This week we’ll cover guidelines on exercise duration, frequency, and best practices for maintaining a safe exercise regimen.
We’ve written many times in this blog about the importance of exercising when you have COPD. The more you exercise, the better you’ll be able to utilize the oxygen that your lungs supply to you, which means that you’ll perform
By Mary Burns, RN, BS PERF Executive Vice President Hearing the suggestion, or advice, to start exercising is enough to make anyone groan with dread. When, in addition, you have trouble breathing it may seem like an impossibility. We know
By the late Thomas L. Petty, MD Former PERF Board Member and prolific author of “Letters from Dr. Thomas Petty“ Dear Friends: I doubt that many who read this believe that I’m serious about the title of this month’s message
Last week, we shared a video featuring an interview with Harry Rossiter, PhD, FACSM, about a study involving mitochondria in muscle tissues and how this relates to the quality of health for COPD patients. In this video, Dr. Rossiter gives
Exercise training, together with behavioral modification, have become the central focus of pulmonary rehabilitation. Increased exercise tolerance and increased habitual physical activity acting together can improve the lives of people with lung conditions. In this video, posted on PERF’s new
We know that a regular exercise program is good for all of us – but it’s absolutely essential for those with COPD. Even the most limited patient can achieve dramatic improvement by gradually increasing daily exercise. However, starting an exercise