Physical activity and exercise

4) What happens if you don’t do any exercise or activity?


If you do less exercise or activity you will become deconditioned. Your muscles weaken and lose bulk including the muscles you need for breathing and the large muscles in your legs and arms.

You will become more breathless as you do less activity.

If you continue to be inactive you will feel worse, need more help and eventually even simple daily tasks will be difficult.

You can prevent this.

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  1. COPD and moderate exercise or activity
  2. Out of shape
  3. Doing less exercise or activity
  4. Short of breath with minimal exercise
  5. Inactivity
  6. Disability
  7. Short of breath with daily activities