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Why Exercise Is Crucial for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Your exercise plan should be completely unique

The role of exercise is clearly well established as a therapeutic tool and over the last 20 years, awareness is continuously growing around the importance of regular physical exercise in managing cystic fibrosis. Although exercise is considered safe and beneficial, a majority of physicians prescribe only a few specific exercise programs.

This is because all individuals with CF, including yourself, are different. You have different interests, different preferences, as well as different needs. Therefore, before starting with an exercise routine or before making any changes to your current routine, you should consider talking to your physical therapist or CF care team about which exercises are right for you. Together, you can come up with a routine that is based on your age, overall health, and includes physical activities that you enjoy and that can help to improve your lung function and mobility.