Different types of exercise can help people with breathing problems in different ways.
This is a steady exercise that strengthens not only your muscles, but also strengthens your heart and lungs, by helping your body use oxygen more efficiently.
These exercises use repeated movements to build muscle. Resistance exercises for your upper body can make your breathing muscles stronger. Exercises to strengthen your legs have been shown to improve your ability to move around.
These include slow lengthening of the muscles. Stretching can help prepare the muscles for activity and reduce chances of injury or strain. It can also improve your flexibility. Examples include yoga and Pilates.
Choose an activity that’s fun. If you don’t like the treadmill, you can always swim or dance with the grandkids. You may not have to stop what you love doing—you may just have to slow it down.
Remember to use caution and talk to your doctor before starting any kind of exercise.
COPD: SYMBICORT 160/4.5 mcg is used long-term to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups.
Asthma: SYMBICORT is for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years and older whose asthma is not well-controlled with an asthma-control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma warrants treatment with both an ICS and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA).
SYMBICORT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and will not replace a rescue inhaler.Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information, and discuss with your doctor.
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