Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ask your physician should you exercise?

Please remember that every case of CF is different, exercise with the consent of your physician.Breezy's physician explained to us that exercising can greatly benefit many major organs especially the lungs and heart .This form of natural physiotherapy gives a CF patient a chance to use more of their lung capacity and also creates vibrations that encourage the loosening of lung mucus.Making it easier to cough out.
Suggested Exercises for CF patients include but are not limited to:
  • Running
  • Jogging
  • Sports
  • Bicycling
  • Aerobics
  • Swimming

We try to insure that Breezy exercises at least 20-30 minutes a day. From running on the playground to gymnastics we have found that in Breezy's case it helps. In addition to exercise she also uses her vest airway clearance system 20 minutes 2 times a day.

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