Dr. Harry Rossiter Talks About The Benefits of Exercise For COPD Patients

Recently Dr. Harry Rossiter of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center gave a talk to the PEP Pioneers group at Little Company of Mary Hospital, about the importance of maintaining physical activity, especially for those suffering from COPD. He shared some illuminating information on just how much physical activity is needed to maintain fitness.

Why is your fitness level so important? The general answer is not so surprising: Fit people live longer than unfit people. But the reason why they live longer might surprise you: unfit people are more susceptible to disease and frailty than fit people. In other words, lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic disease.

Have you been told that you should strive to take 10,000 steps a day? Have you ever wondered if 10,000 steps is really the right target, and why? Watch the video below to learn the answer, and more.