The Science Behind
Lift Functional Fitness is a home-based, comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. The components within Lift Functional Fitness have been proven to improve breathing, exercise capacity, and quality of life for people with COPD.
Breathing Techniques including pursed-lip breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and other deep-breathing techniques have been demonstrated to improve breathing, oxygen saturation, and exercise capacity.
Education on topics ranging from early warning signs of exacerbations and oxygen concentrators to nutritional considerations and inhaler technique help people with COPD control the things that they can about their breathing and health.
Low-intensity and high-intensity aerobic training helps people with COPD build endurance, improve oxygen efficiency (VO2max), and reduce breathlessness.
Strengthening of the arms, legs, and core increases muscle mass, improves stability, and improves quality of life.
Anxiety and depression can be an overwhelming comorbidities of COPD. Access to coping mechanisms, such as a supportive community, meditation practice, and relaxation therapy helps people with COPD live happier and improves quality of life.
Lift Functional Fitness’s evidence-based, interactive classes are developed and taught by a multidisciplinary team that includes respiratory therapists, pulmonologists, dieticians, physical therapists, yoga instructors, and psychologists from top pulmonary rehabilitation programs and institutions around the country.
You can participate in live or on-demand classes from any of your devices right at home.
At Lift Functional Fitness, we are committed to moving the science of pulmonary rehabilitation forward. Whether you are interested in instructing a Lift class, collaborating on research, or bringing Lift Functional Fitness to your patients, we would love to talk to you.Contact Us
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