Arm Extensions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Before starting any exercise program, talk to your health
professional. He or she may ask that you do specific exercises and will help
you determine how often and how long to do them and your long-term goals.
Start the exercise slowly and gradually. Either keep track of how
long you can do it or count the number of times you can do it before you are
mildly out of breath. Then rest and move on to the next exercise. Each week,
increase the amount of time you do them or how many you do.
Start with your arms by your side.
Breathe out as you raise one arm to shoulder height, keeping the
arm straight and pointing to the side.
Breathe in as you return
your arm to your side.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKen Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
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