Tips for Home Lung Rehabilitation Exercises

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These days, either social or physical distance is very crucial for everyone. It is even more important for anyone that suffers from chronic lung illness.

It can be lifesaving for many people who have been diagnosed with chronic lung illnesses such as COPD to participate in a lung rehabilitation program. Lung rehabilitation can assist patients in managing their symptoms, problems, oxygen, and medicines, reducing the number of hospitalizations, and, most significantly, breathing better and improving their overall quality of life 

The nature and duration of pulmonary rehabilitation programs varies. The majority of sessions are conducted in small groups and typically include:

Education about your condition.

You will learn everything about your chronic lung illness during your rehabilitation. Commonly, topics covered include breathing techniques, and medication management—which includes topics such as the optimal time of day to take and when to avoid taking medications. 

Exercise classes.

People with chronic lung disease are less likely to engage in physical activity because of their breathing difficulties. However, getting the correct amount and type of exercise has a variety of advantages. It has been shown to strengthen cardiac and muscle strength, as well as increase energy levels and oxygen uptake. 

Breathing techniques.

Breathing exercises such as pursed-lipped breathing and diaphragmatic breathing exercises, as well as other breathing techniques help you boost oxygen levels and better control your symptoms.

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Home-Based Lung Rehab Exercises 

You can still benefit from lung rehabilitation while remaining in the comfort of your own home if you employ self-care procedures and exercises.

Breathing exercises

Diaphragmatic breathing, often known as belly breathing, allows you to take in more air while exerting less effort. Furthermore, it also has a calming effect on your stress response, which might aid you in overcoming anxiety, which you may be suffering as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Stretching exercises

Moving can be tough when you have stiff joints and achy muscles. Stretching activities can help you improve your balance and posture while also increasing your flexibility. As your posture improves, you will automatically be able to breathe more easily. You can perform head-tilting and shoulder-rolling. The first takes your focus within and makes you more aware of where you’re holding tension. As for the shoulder-rolling, Take a deep breath in, and then slowly roll your shoulders back. All you have to remember is stay relaxed and keep repeating for as long as it makes you feel comfortable

Adhere to Your Guidelines

Remember to follow the instructions provided by your lung rehab team and to avoid overexertion at all costs. 

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated and healthy.
  • Maintain a healthy pace and avoid pushing yourself too hard.
  • Keep your rescue inhaler with you at all times and use it if necessary.

The insights obtained during lung rehabilitation should be applied throughout your life in order to avoid hospitalizations, comorbidities, and other problems. 

The WellO2 breathing exercise gadget can assist you in breathing more freely and in alleviating a range of breathing difficulties. When you take a breath in, the device helps to produce resistance, which strengthens your respiratory muscle, allowing you to take deeper and more powerful breaths.

We designed our breathing exercise device to be portable and compact – making it easier to be used anytime anywhere without a hassle. Not only will you have a more convenient approach to practice breathing exercises, but you will also significantly improve your quality of life.

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