Five breathing exercises for COPD

COPD affects your ability to breathe well, with symptoms including wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. These symptoms can worsen over time, but there are breathing exercises that can help you manage them. Practicing breathing exercises regularly can help reduce your exertion during daily activities and even aid in returning to exercising. The five breathing exercises that are especially useful for people with COPD are:

-Pursed lip breathing

-Coordinated breathing

-Deep breathing

-Huff cough

-Diaphragmatic breathing

Learn how to do these exercises and how they can help people with COPD breathe easier