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22 Apr 2003

xercise for emphysema
I have emphysema&type2 diabetes. I need to xercise but what type is suitable as I get short of breath. Thank you.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi glads

With 2 chronic illnesses, it is vital that you have an individualised programme that takes into account your conditions. I suggest you see a Biokineticist, who must supervise your initial sessions, but you must get medical clearance first from your doctor, that you can indeed exercise. If you live in Cape Town, you could call our Peak Biokinetics at the Sports Science Institute on 021 659 5647.

I hope this helps.
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