Expert Video - What are some best practices for exercising with oxygen therapy?
Does oxygen therapy prevent exercising? Should you exercise if you use supplemental oxygen? Susan Jacobs, RN, MSN, FAAN, explains the importance of exercising with oxygen therapy even if you have chronic lung disease. Learn what pulmonary rehabilitation ("pulmonary rehab") is, how staying active can help you breathe more easily and boost your mood, and how you can build endurance over time. Building muscle tone, increasing flexibility, and training with weights can all be part of a routine to improve how you feel.
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This activity is supported by educational grants from: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Gawlicki Family Foundation
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