COPD Patients Can Improve Condition with Physical Activity
- One group engaged in upper-body resistance exercises with the self-confidence-building program.
- One group did upper-body resistance training and health education.
- The third group used gentle armchair exercises plus health education.
COPD patients who attended self-confidence-building program increased their light physical activity.
COPD patients often lead sedentary lives but need not to according to this. Part of it is just getting started with an exercise program but certainly adding confidence building and coaching will help the patient actually believe they can do more.