Functional Fitness: COPD & Asthma With Suzanne Andrews
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Suzanne Andrews (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 11/22/2011
Certified instructor description:
Suzanne Andrews COPD – Asthma DVD Now Includes Two Workouts to Strengthen Breathing Muscles!
Selected as #1 Out of Top 10 DVDs for COPD.
Have you tried every kind of exercise known to man and you're still unable to complete an entire fitness session? Then "Functional Fitness for COPD" may be just the exercise program for you! Suzanne Andrews provides a clear explanation of the disease process, and incorporates a variety of breathing techniques into this uncomplicated, comprehensive exercise DVD. If you want to increase your ability to perform daily living activities and decrease the workload of breathing, then Functional Fitness for COPD and Asthma is a good option. Deborah Leader, RN, About.com COPD Guide
Major Benefits Include:
- Increased Physical Capacity
- Decreased Anxiety about Breathlessness
- Greater Independence in Daily Activities
- Reduced Fatigue
- Improved Quality of Life
- Choose Your Pace: Seated or Standing Levels
This 22 minute COPD workout features a series of breath and beginners exercise routine focused on increasing lung strength and capacity. While the need to learn breathing techniques may be obvious, exercise is just as vital a component to living; failure to regularly exercise leads to even weaker levels of lung strength! Suzanne's Andrews, Occupational Therapy Practitioner with the popular Functional Fitness Public Television series, guides you with breath and body exercise routines that combine efficiency with simplicity of execution, leading to improved breathing. Suzanne also includes an additional 10 minute energy conservation techniques to improve your ability to cook, dress, play with your pet and more to help you stay active and get more enjoyment out of life. Light hand weights are used or substitute with soup cans.
COPD / Asthma Session 2:
By focusing on progression of strengthening your breathing muscles through a combination of medically proven leg strengthening and walking moves integrated with arm strengthening and breathing exercises, COPD 2 helps restore and maintain your quality of life. Filmed on a beautiful Florida riverfront, this 36 minute bonus workout features guided pulmonary therapy breaks to check your oxygen level and heart rate. Light hand weights are used.