Keeping active with a lung condition

If you have a lung condition, being active can help to improve your quality of life and help you manage your condition.

There are many different ways to be active. You can increase everyday activities like walking or gardening, join an exercise class, take part in a pulmonary rehabilitation course, or take up sports and activities like yoga, dancing and tai chi. 

This information explains the benefits of being active and gives practical advice on how to get started. It also gives an overview of what to expect on a pulmonary rehabilitation course.

Concerned about what level of activity is safe for you? Speak to your GP or hospital health professional for advice before you start.

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Last medically reviewed: August 2020. Due for review: August 2023

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.