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Study finds that listening to music can help people with COPD during physical activity

Study finds that listening to music can help people with COPD during physical activity

Scientists in Canada have found that listening to music can help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during exercise.

The research, published in the journal, CHEST, reviewed the findings of 13 different studies into the effects of music on people with COPD.

They found that listening to music during exercise training seemed to help reduce the sensations of breathlessness and fatigue among people with COPD.

The researchers also noted that, when people with COPD were physically active to music regularly for over 2 months, their capacity to exercise was higher, and if they continued for 3 months or more, their overall quality of life was improved.

These findings are particularly interesting as there is a lot of evidence showing the importance of being physically active for people with COPD, as it can help to reduce the impact of certain symptoms and improve general wellbeing.

Read the abstract of the journal article

Read our factsheet on living an active life with COPD.

Read our factsheet on your lungs and exercise.