Struggling With Breathing?
Reducing the impact of a lung condition
One Person in seven in the Uk is affected by lung disease – find out how you can help yourself.
Exercise may seem daunting, but has many proven benefits for people like yourself. it will improve your ability to do more without feeling breathless, and help you rediscover activities you could no longer do.
Why Inactivity Makes me Worse
How do I break this cycle?
In order to break the cycle of inactivity you need to do more physical activity. Exercising yourself makes you out of breath – this is normal It is not dangerous for you to get out of breath like this.
as you progress through this programme you may find you are able to do more.
How can exercise help me?
Breathlessness for any given length of activity
Number of days in hospital
Ability to do daily activities that are important to you
Possibility of returning to work
How to exercise safely
BLF Active Instructors are qualified exercise professionals who run maintenance exercise classes for people with chronic lung disease.
It is important to follow these simple rules
Make sure you:
Always warm-up before exercising
Always cool down after exercising
Wear loose comfortable clothing and soft-soled, non-slip shoes
Have eaten (lightly but wait at least 1 hour after to exercise)
Drink Plenty of water before, during and after.
Have your reliever with you wherever you are exercising
Don’t Start exercising
or Stop if you feel:
Chest pain or tightness
Dizziness or nauseous
Clammy or cold
Pain on your joints or muscles
There’s no need to book, although we advise checking with your instructor Liz Clews 0775 196 4832 before coming along for the first time.
Our classes also cater for those younger than fifty with medical conditions which prevent them from exercising in any other way.
Please note that you will be required to complete brief health screening process with your teacher at your first session, just to ensure that it’s safe for you to exercise.
Your Local classes within Gainsborough are
Active / Seated Session
Lea Village Hall, Rectory Lane
Lea, Gainsborough, DN21
British Lung Foundation Active – with balloon
Everyone Active, West Lindsey Leisure Centre
Gainsborough, DN21 1EP
Active / Seated Session
Morton Village Hall, Walkerith Road
Morton, Gainsborough, DN21 3AL
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