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Strength Training for the Upper Body with COPD

Kathi MacNaughton, a fitness instructor and retired nurse, provides tips and sample exercises for strengthening your upper body.

We hope these tips were helpful for your exercise regimen!

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  • Janet Plank moderator
    2 days ago

    Kathi thank you for these!
    Janet (site moderator)

  • Dengal
    1 week ago

    Thank you Kathi,
    Very straight forward to do, made possible by your excellent demo and instructions. I’m in the process of setting up a regimen after having my head in the sand for much too long.

  • chrisptx
    1 week ago

    The title says exercise for the “lower” body but it was for the upper body. But it was still useful and I’m going to try it.

    Do you have some good exercises for the legs? I get out of breath just doing a single squat.

  • Kathi MacNaughton author
    1 week ago

    Hi @chrisptx… You are correct! Thanks for pointing that out. I will contact the folks at HealthUnion who publish these posts for us and ask them to correct that. Looks like they may have mixed up text I sent for a different video with this one. And hang tight. I’m uploading the video with lower body exercises as we speak. Hopefully, that will be published soon.

  • chrisptx
    1 week ago

    Okay, thanks.

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