from Chapter 8
Exercise, Breathing Techniques, and Other Physical Therapies
The primary aim of physical therapeutics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is to help you improve your breathing, help restore functionality, increase your vitality, and improve your quality of life. Exercise and physical therapeutics consist of activities such as walking and other aerobic exercises, pursed-lip breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, yoga, qigong, tai chi, and massage therapy.
Physical activity is an essential part of maintaining health in general, and when it comes to building up the health of an individual with...