Physical activity and exercise

5) Why is physical activity important?

Many people with COPD worry that physical activity will harm them.

In fact the opposite is true, physical inactivity can cause problems for your health and wellbeing.

Being active and taking exercise is one of the most important things you can do to take control of your COPD. If you are not sure how to where to start, check with your GP or respiratory nurse.

The following short animated clip shows how exercise can help everyone with as little as half an hour a day.