After PR

After completing PR it is important for patients to continue exercising to maintain (or further improve) those benefits achieved.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: After PR (video)

Some people will also want to continue benefiting from the social aspect of PR.

Practical Tip:

When discussing exercise with someone, encourage them to think about what they enjoy. They are more likely to continue if they really enjoy it.


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Going for a walk:

Getting out and about is a great way of being more active and it is free. Anything from a trip to the shops to a woodland walk would count. For those who find it difficult getting out of the house, walking within the house or around the garden are good ways of keeping active.

Out with the Kids:

Kids are a great way of getting in shape. How about trying:
  • Going to the swing park
  • Swimming
  • Kicking a ball around
  • Racket sports
  • Hide and seek
  • Treasure hunt

Not only are you getting more active you can have some quality family time.

Out with friends:

Doing activities together can be less daunting and fun. You could try:
  • Walking
  • Going to the gym
  • An exercise class
  • Swimming
  • Walking football
  • Racket sports
  • An evening class
  • Cycling
  • A dance class
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Singing

From bowling to badminton you can find something to enjoy together.

Having some ‘me' time:

Sometimes it is nice to get some space and enjoy activity on your own. Why not try:
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Gardening
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Arts and crafts

Activity can be used to recharge your batteries and get some quality ‘me’ time.