Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition

May help ease shortness of breath

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(HealthDay News) -- While you may be tempted to avoid exercise if you have a lung condition such as asthma or COPD, regular exercise may be helpful, experts say.

The American Council on Exercise says potential benefits include:

  • Improving shortness of breath.
  • Reducing your risk of other chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength.
  • Reducing anxiety and depression.

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