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Take Your Exercise Program Indoors

2 Dec 2015
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Take Your Exercise Program Indoors

As temperatures continue to drop, staying indoors becomes more appealing. For most people, it’s natural to want to exercise outside and enjoy some fresh air. But for people with lung disease, it takes a greater commitment to exercise, and cold weather can cause symptom flare-ups. But fear not, it’s easy to take your exercise program indoors.

Explore Your Space

When deciding to take your exercise program indoors, you must decide where you will do your exercising. Popular options inside the house are the living room, den or a spare bedroom. Another popular option is to join a gym or health club.

Joining a gym will give you access to stationary cardio machines, exercise classes, and equipment. The price of a gym membership will vary depending on your location and the amenities offered. But ultimately it’s up to you to decide which is more important – the convenience of staying at home or the amenities of a traditional gym.

If you do opt for exercising at home, consider buying some basic gym equipment such as low-weight dumbbells, resistance bands, an exercise ball or a stationary bike.

Ways to Stay Active Around the House

Follow a Video Exercise Program – You don’t need to have a personal trainer standing next to you to follow a workout plan. There are workout DVDs for all ages and levels of fitness. In addition, there are free videos on YouTube offering exercises for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

DanceDon’t worry about who is watching. Turn on some music and get moving. Dancing is a great form of exercise which gets your whole body moving. You can follow a more regimented dance program, or waving your arms in the air, like you just don’t care.

Practice Tai Chi or YogaTai Chi is an easy, graceful exercise that is highly effective for reducing stress levels. Yoga is another great lung disease exercise which helps to stretch the muscles and increase flexibility. Each exercise can be performed individually or in a class setting.

Exercises to Perform in a Gym

Arm CurlsArm curls can help increase your arm strength which will help lift heavier items like a gallon of milk or reach items on the top shelf.

Stationary Bike – A stationary bike is a great way to get all the exercise from being on a bicycle outside without going outdoors. There are cycling classes with trainers to help motivate you to keep on going.

Walk on a Treadmill – Walking is a great way to get your body moving, especially for beginners. Plus, you don’t have to do it only at a gym, you can walk around a shopping mall or grocery store.

The Lung Institute offers stem cell therapy treatment for people with lung disease, so they can have a better quality of life. If you or a loved one has COPD, please contact us at (800) 729-3065 to learn more about treatment options.

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  4. PB

    12 months ago

    Hello Lungs Sleep,

    Thanks for your comment. We’re glad you found the blog article helpful.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  5. lungs sleep

    12 months ago

    Very nice and thanks for sharing this wonderful blog regarding indoor exercise

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