Any chest disease can lead to discomfort and fear when exercising due to increased breathlessness. People with asthma or other respiratory diseases often decrease their physical activity, decreasing their fitness levels, which starts a vicious cycle, where breathlessness occurs at even lower levels of activity. 

Improvement in your physical health and improving your diet is the most important way to see an improvement in your symptoms. This requires the right intensity of exercise and diet to produce optimum results.

Baseline assessment will include: 

  • Full medical history and communication with any healthcare providers to provide the best possible exercise prescription for your condition.
  • Peakflow assessment.
  • A graded exercise test to find out your level of heart and lung fitness.
  • Dietary analysis to see whether any food groups are triggering disease.

Your training will include:

  • The right intensity of exercise to improve your level of fitness without causing you any anxiety or distress, and sensitive to any off days you may have due to increased breathlessness.
  • Use of your prescribed medication (as required) to enhance your tolerance to exercise.
  • Postural training to improve the amount of air you can breathe in and out.
  • Breathing retraining, using diaphragmatic breathing to increase the volume of air that passes through the lungs.
  • Personalised nutritional programme to optimise health and reduce triggers for disease.