Types of physical activities and exercise interventions in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


  • Mona Saleh Shalabi Department of Pulmonology, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ghalib Jubran Almalki Department of Physiotherapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Fatimah Meshaal Nhary Department of Physiotherapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Amirah Mohammed Alshaikh Department of Physiotherapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Fahad Mohammed Taheri Department of Physiotherapy, Damad General Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Sabreen Nasser Sultan Department of Physiotherapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulrahman Ali Ahmed Department of Physiotherapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Nourah Mohammed Abusharhah Department of Physiotherapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Salem Mohammed AlShehri Department of Physiotherapy, King Fahad Hospital, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Jubran Almalki Department of Respiratory Therapy, Jazan General Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Amjad Mousa Alfaifi Department of Respiratory Therapy, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia




COPD management, Exercise interventions, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Physical activity COPD, Respiratory health


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as pulmonary disease, is a long-term lung disease condition characterized by inflammation that leads to restricted airflow from the lungs. People with COPD may experience symptoms like coughing, mucus production, wheezing, feeling tightness in the chest, being tired or losing weight unintentionally, and experiencing swelling. COPD can also lead to episodes of worsened symptoms called exacerbations that require attention. The severity of COPD is categorized into four stages ranging from mild to severe based on how it limits airflow in the lungs. COPD management requires a comprehensive and personalized approach that considers various factors that influence the condition. In this review, we searched the existing body of research regarding how exercise interventions can help manage COPD. These interventions include rehabilitation, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, and inspiratory muscle training. The goal of these interventions is to enhance exercise capacity, alleviate breathlessness, improve fitness, boost muscle strength, and enhance functionality and quality of life for individuals living with COPD. The paper also discusses the pharmacological therapy and dietary support that are essential for COPD management. The review states that COPD is an advancing illness that necessitates detection and efficient intervention methods, in order to reduce its advancement and enhance its results. The paper emphasizes the significance of integrating exercise interventions into COPD treatment as a means to encourage activity and overall wellness among patients with COPD.


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How to Cite

Shalabi, M. S., Almalki, G. J., Nhary, F. M., Alshaikh, A. M., Taheri, F. M., Sultan, S. N., Ahmed, A. A., Abusharhah, N. M., AlShehri, S. M., Almalki, M. J., & Alfaifi, A. M. (2023). Types of physical activities and exercise interventions in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(11), 4457–4461. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233494



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