Health Tip: Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a challenge when you have difficulty breathing. Pulmonary rehabilitation -- rehab for your lungs -- can help you breathe a little easier.
The American Council on Exercise says most pulmonary rehabilitation programs involve:
Participating in cardiovascular, flexibility and strengthening exercises.
Exercising under the supervision of trained professionals.
Monitoring symptoms and medication changes to make sure you exercise safely and effectively.
Learning about breathing techniques, managing symptoms and medications.
Getting social support from others with lung conditions.