Exercise can also be used as part of your mucus clearance routine and will help to improve lung function and fitness.

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does regular exercise help to maintain overall fitness and manage weight loss, it can lower the risk of many life-threatening conditions.

People who exercise regularly are likely to live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. In fact, studies have shown that being physically unfit is just as dangerous as smoking in terms of lowering life expectancy.

Regular exercise also improves mental and emotional health. The chemicals and hormones that are released in the brain through exercise can help deal with stress and promote happiness.

For children it is important that they take regular exercise to develop muscle and bone strength, help posture, fitness and lung function. All types of exercise should be encouraged. Trampolines are particularly effective in helping to clear mucus.

All these health benefits are the reason why many people are encouraged to exercise. However, many people think exercise is too expensive or simply takes up too much time. In reality, as little as half an hour of moderate activity every day, such as brisk walking, can be enough to improve health and fitness. There are many different ways to exercise, and it is possible to find something to suit any kind of lifestyle.

Any type of aerobic exercise that encourages you to take deep breaths is good, such as football, rugby, swimming and running. It may also be helpful to try other activities that concentrate on breathing techniques and balance such as tai chi and yoga. If you are unable to get out then get a Nintendo Wii – they are great exercise for all the family.

More information on exercise click on this link: www.nhs.uk

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