Recent 38 different academic studies have also reported that after lung rehabilitation exercise, six-minute walking test distance improved to about 44 meters, more than the daily minimum of 30 meters2.
Generally, patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cannot exercise enough at vigorous intensity to obtain effective training results. The study compared one group of patients with 40 minutes of cycling per day under supervision and another group with 80 minutes per day (twice every 40 minutes). It was found that quality of life, six-minute walking test, and shortness of breath were improved in both groups of patients, and additional increase in endurance in the second group3.
Improve muscle function, reduce muscle fatigue and increase exercise volume3.
Enhance exercise capacity and quality of life, slowing down rate of decline in lung function3.
Improve anxiety and depression caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease3.