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Posted - Feb 05 2017 :  08:21:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi to All, Thanks BoH And PennyPA. your advises are very precious to me. Please advise exercises which are helpful to improve lungs. I am able to do gym and brisk walk up to about two miles.
Thanks A Lot


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Posted - Feb 05 2017 :  09:02:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Walking is excellent and probably the thing you most need to keep doing. I suggest that you find a way to keep track of your speed and distance, and push yourself a little bit to increase either or both. I would also suggest that you begin a good solid strengthening program using weight, resistance bands or some combination. You need to work the upper, lower and core muscle groups for about 30 minutes every week. It's a good reason to join a gym: you can usually get instruction on weight programs from the trainers, you can use the machines and free weights and sometimes take classes, and you have a place to walk in rotten weather.

Exercise not only lets me live, it enables me to have a life.
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At Duke, prior to my LVRS, they made us exercise 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. We walked a half mile and a mile on alternate days (or tried to), did floor exercises (stretching, yoga, stretch bands, etc) every day and upper body exercises (weights, machines, etc.) M, W,F and lower body exercises on T and T (or vice versa; I forget). I wish I was still there because I really felt the benefit.

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