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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Comprehensive lung rehabilitation exercise can reduce dyspnea, increase exercise tolerance, improve health-related quality of life, and reduce medical needs1.

1. The importance of components of pulmonary rehabilitation, other than exercise training, in COPD. Kylie Hill, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Chris Burtin European Respiratory Review 2013 22: 405-413;

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Exercise training guidelines

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.

2. Puhan, MA, Gimeno‐Santos, E, Cates, CJ, Troosters, T. Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2016; 12:CD005305.

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.

3. Paneroni, M.; Vogiatzis, I.; Belli, S.; Savio, G.; Visca, D.; Zampogna, E.; Aliani, M.; Carolis, V.D.; Maniscalco, M.; Simonelli, C.; Vitacca, M. Is Two Better Than One? The Impact of Doubling Training Volume in Severe COPD: A Randomized Controlled Study. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 1052.

Other evidence of benefits in exercise for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Increased strength

Improve muscle function, reduce muscle fatigue and increase exercise volume3.

Improving illness

Enhance exercise capacity and quality of life, slowing down rate of decline in lung function3.

Emotional relieve

Improve anxiety and depression caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease3.

The benefits of exercise training in patients with chronic obstructive airway disease have been documented in multiple meta-analyses and in two COCHRANE reviews3,4.

3. Paneroni, M.; Vogiatzis, I.; Belli, S.; Savio, G.; Visca, D.; Zampogna, E.; Aliani, M.; Carolis, V.D.; Maniscalco, M.; Simonelli, C.; Vitacca, M. Is Two Better Than One? The Impact of Doubling Training Volume in Severe COPD: A Randomized Controlled Study. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 1052.

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