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Get Up, Get Out, and Get Breathing! Lung Institute Provides Exercise Tips to People with Lung Disease

27 Oct 2013
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Exercise Tips for People with Lung Disease

Each Week in October Lung Institute’s Medical Staff is Giving FREE Pulmonary Health Advice in Honor of Healthy Lung Month

Tampa, Fla. (October 20, 2013) – Often, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other forms of lung disease avoid exercise at all costs because it leaves them feeling out of breath. Because of this reality, and in support of Healthy Lung Month, the Lung Institute is providing exercise tips in an effort to promote positive well-being. We hope these exercise tips for people with lung disease are helpful for you.

When most people think of exercise, they envision treadmills, personal trainers and long runs outside. For people with lung disease, these tasks are extremely difficult. Just getting up and going outside every day to get the mail can leave someone with COPD out of breath. The Lung Institute understands the challenges of living with a chronic lung disease and wants to help you be as active and healthy as possible. Here are some of the simple exercises that the Lung Institute recommends to help people breathe easier.

Yoga, Tai Chi, Walking or Stretching Exercises: Gentle forms of exercise, such as yoga, Tai Chi, walking and stretching have positive health benefits.

Deep Breathing Exercises: There are multiple types of breathing exercises available. Pick one deep breathing exercise that you can do successfully and practice every day. If it gets too intense, stop and rest.

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The Lung Institute is a leading medical provider of regenerative cellular therapy for lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. Founded in 2013 in Tampa, Fla., the Lung Institute currently has clinics in Tampa, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Scottsdale, Ariz., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.lunginstitute.com or call (800) 729-3065.

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