Leg Lifts 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.
Sit in a chair with your feet slightly
Breathe out as you lift one leg straight up so that the
knee rises toward your shoulder.
Breathe in as you return your
foot to the floor.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKen Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
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