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Re: Exercise and CF

Re: Exercise and CF

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Posted by Edwin on November 01, 2000 at 21:46:23:

In Reply to: Re: Exercise and CF posted by Melissa on October 28, 2000 at 09:12:55:

: : Hi my cousin died at age 19 from cf and now my 4yr old nephew has it. I am a personal trainer and I am researching the benefits of exercise and nutrition for cf patients. If anyone has any input or positive life experiences please let me know. Thank You

: I am a 32 year old stay at home Mom with CF. Exercise is very beneficial for CF patients, but not all can do any regular routine. I personally would love to get into a routine, but we havent been able to find something that I dont exert myself with. Strain & exertion on my part tends to aggrivate the Hemoptysis (bleeding) of my lungs. My doctors have an exercise room within the hospital so when patients get admitted they can keep their routines. Again it is good, but routines need to be molded to the persons needs & abilities. Good Luck!

I am a 34 year old with cf and find that Tai Chi is quite beneficial for the condition. Tai Chi is a mild form of exercise which you can do every day without equipment etc. and which can be done at an easy or hard level. My lung function is quite bad and I still enjoy Tai Chi. Over time it greatly improves posture and provides a gentle to mild aerobic workout. The difficulty may be in finding a good teacher. Exercise generally is very beneficial and I believe that a significant decrease in the amount of exercise I did over a three year period greatly influenced the deterioration in my lung function.

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