Stay active and stay well
Our Stay active, stay well exercise videos give you everything you need to start exercising. They include step-by-step aerobic and strength exercises as well as how to warm up before you start, and cool down and stretch at the end.
The programme has been designed for people living with a long-term lung condition, and includes exercises at 3 levels:
- Level 1: For people who get short of breath during activities like showering and dressing and moving around their home.
- Level 2: For people who get out of breath doing things like carrying light groceries, mowing the lawn and hoovering.
- Level 3: For people who feel short of breath after doing high energy activities like walking up hills and carrying heavy groceries.
You can also read about the programme in our exercise handbook which includes an exercise diary to track your progress.
Before you start any exercise, check with your health care professional or respiratory physiotherapist that it’s safe for you. You can also discuss with them the level of exercise that’s right for you.
We’ve developed this information in partnership with, and with funding from, Boehringer Ingelheim.
The review date for these videos was December 2020. We are working to get them updated as soon as possible, but in the meantime the videos are clinically sound and still safe to be used.