Our keep active programme videos give you everything you need to start exercising. They include step-by-step aerobic and strength exercises as well as teaching you how to warm up before you start and cool down and stretch at the end.
This content has been funded and reviewed by Boehringer Ingelheim and co-developed by Boehringer Ingelheim and Asthma + Lung UK (previously the British Lung Foundation).
The programme is designed for people living with a lung condition, and includes exercises at three levels:
- 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 food shopping, 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 food shopping.
You can also read about the programme in our exercise handbook which includes an exercise diary to track your progress.
Before you start any exercise, check with your healthcare professional or respiratory physiotherapist that it’s safe for you. You can also discuss with them the level of exercise that’s right for you.