Exercise improves your condition and makes you as a COPD patient less susceptible to a pulmonary infarction. Exercise trains your muscles and keeps you in better shape. This means that you are less tired and recover faster from the flu. The movement trains the muscles and gradually requires less oxygen. The European Respiratory Society, ERS recommends training three to five times a week for 20 to 60 minutes each. Numerous studies in recent years have shown that people with lung diseases can also benefit from sport or regular exercise.
Doing sports with COPD
A lot of patients ask themselves "Can you do sports with COPD?" The answer is clear, yes! There are even optimised offers for people with lung conditions. In addition to doing sports in organised groups, individually practised endurance sports such as cycling are also good for lung patients.
A generally positive effect on the fitness can be determined by sporty activity. Regular training increases and improves oxygen intake and heart rate as well as fitness and cardiovascular system. They also suffered less from shortness of breath under stress. However, the lung function values did not improve. Read also for this the article '10 reasons why cycling is healthy'.