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4. Breathing techniques for moving or lifting

Here are a few breathing techniques to help you if you become breathless when exerting yourself.

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In this video
 00:05 - Introduction
00:17 - Blow as you go
00:54 - Paced breathing
01:19 - Pursed lips breathing

Plan: Create a plan for using these breathing techniques

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Last medically reviewed: June 2021. Due for review: June 2022

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