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									Exercise and Pulmonary
      Lynn Sieben RPFT
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
    University of Minnesota
       People with lung conditions are often caught in a
               vicious circle of deconditioning

                        (avoiding activity)

  Decreased work
   capacity and                                 Muscle weakness
increased shortness
     of breath

                      Increased effort to
                           do work

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     Physical Activity
    “Lifestyle Exercise”
 Any activity that requires bodily movement.
 Some activity is better than none, more is
  better than some.
 The surgeon general’s report recommends
  that we accumulate a minimum of 30
  minutes of moderate intensity activity on
  most if not all days of the week.

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Be Active and Stay Active
 Go for a walk      Follow a small child
 Take the stairs     or toddler
  instead of the     Park the car further
  elevator            from the door

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Be Active and Stay Active
 Do yard work or    Clean out storage
  gardening           areas or the
 Walk the dog       Go golfing,
                      shopping, or

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How Many Steps Should I be
 2,000 –4,000 steps/day indicate
  sedentary lifestyle.
 4,000 – 7,000 steps/day indicate
  moderate activity level.
 7,000 – 10,000 steps/day indicate active

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  Aerobic Exercise is…
Continuous, rhythmic, repetitive
 exercise that uses large muscles of the
Some examples are biking, walking,
 swimming, dancing, rowing or cross
 country skiing.
Recommended 3 to 6 days per week for
 the rest of your life.

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  Aerobic Exercise….
How long and how hard?

It is recommended to reach a goal of
 20-60 minutes. Initially this may need to
 be done in shorter bouts several times
 per day.

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  Aerobic Exercise….
How long and how hard?
To exercise comfortably you should:
  • Keep your “shortness of breath” rating no
    higher than a 4.
  • Keep RPE scale between 3 and 4.
  • Keep your oxygen level > 88%.

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    Other Important Tips
 If you use a fast acting inhaler be sure to take
  it before exercise.
 You may need to use oxygen during exercise.
  Oxygen will help your muscles work more

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    Other Important Tips
 To help with anxiety and breathlessness use
  pursed lip breathing and diaphragmatic
 You are encouraged to use a walker,
  shopping cart or wheel chair if it allows you to
  be more active.

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      It is important to:
  • Prepares the body for exercise
  • Prevents muscle soreness and stiffness
  • Less chance of lightheadedness and
    irregular heart beats
  • Reduces bronchospasm

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     Also important….

Muscle Conditioning

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  Indications of Exercise
 Extreme fatigue
 Lightheadedness/Dizziness
 Severe muscle cramping
 Chest pain or pressure
 Severe joint pain
 Coughing
 Excessive or sudden onset of sweating or

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   Aerobic Exercise Facts
 It takes 2 to 3 weeks to begin improving your
  fitness level.
 It takes 6 weeks to 3 months to achieve
  significant improvement.
 It takes 3 to 6 months to achieve maximum
 In only 2 days of inactivity, you start losing
 Much of the exercise benefit will be lost within
  2 weeks of inactivity.

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       Staying on Track
Look for ways to increase activity and
Set specific and measurable short and
 long term goals.
Think of possible barriers and make a
Seek help from others.
Be creative and have fun!
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