General precautions

  • Avoid strenuous exercise if you have a fever, an infection or the common cold.
  • Restart your program at a lower intensity if your exercise routine is interrupted.
  • Do not exercise immediately after a big meal.
  • Do not exercise in extreme heat or cold.
  • Take your bronchodilators (inhaled reliever medications that open the breathing tubes or airways) before exercising. For more information on this visit module 2 here.
  • Use recovery positions to manage breathlessness. For more information visit the Managing your symptoms – Breathlessness, breathing control and energy conservation component of module 3 here.