MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1466 (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1466
It's hard getting people to take regular exercise, but here's one group of patients who seemed really to benefit. Twenty patients with stable—but quite severe—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were put through their paces with an exercise training programme. Their aerobic capacity improved and they became more tolerant to stimuli that had usually caused them to become breathless. Both factors led to considerable relief of exertional dyspnoea and leg effort after exercising (Chest 2003;123: 1794-802).