Dangers of COPD and High Blood Pressure What does high blood pressure have to do with your lungs? Everything. Each part of your body works together to create a whole: You. Every part of your body needs to be taken care of and monitored, not just your lungs. Trust us: You’ll think your blood pressure is very important if you have a stroke! Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure, can cause an aneurysm (stroke) because of the damage that
It might seem kind of cruel to publish an article about losing weight right when we’re all enjoying traditional holiday meals and festivities. But that’s the point of this article. Real and lasting weight loss isn’t about denying yourself the pleasures of good food. It’s about understanding yourself and living a healthy lifestyle that you enjoy and that also promotes fitness and keeps your weight within a reasonable range. So how does o
Did you ever wonder if those community-based exercise programs actually did much good for the people who participated? You know, programs like chair exercise and water exercise classes. For those observing from the outside, it may seem as though the activity in such classes is so minimal as to provide little to no benefit to the men and women sitting in chairs and lifting small hand weights, or standing in the water moving their limbs. Not so.
[Editor’s Note: Following is a reprint of an article published a number of years ago on the PERF website.] By Tom Storer, Ph.D. Hello from the Strength Lab. Last time, we talked about the value of resistance exercise training (weight training) for pulmonary patients as part of a comprehensive program of pulmonary rehabilitation. This follow-up presents more on strength training, specifically the considerations in structuring a resistanc