Strength Exercises

Geoff, Yvonne and Mick from the British Lung Foundation do exercises to strengthen their muscles. Julie reminds them to use breathing techniques.

They repeat each exercise 10 times – that’s one set. Depending what level they are, they do 1, 2 or 3 sets. Some of the exercises use weights or resistance bands. This film lasts 33:20 minutes.

Level 1: For people who get short of breath during activities like showering and dressing and moving around their home.

Level 2: For people who get out of breath doing things like carrying light groceries, mowing the lawn and hoovering.

Level 3: For people who feel short of breath after doing high energy activities like walking up hills and carrying heavy groceries.