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How do I exercise after my lung transplant?

Exercise will become an important part of your life, enabling a faster return to your routine activities and helping you maintain overall improved health. Exercise has been shown to improve muscle tone, as well as the functioning of your heart and lungs. It also helps reduce stress and achieve and maintain ideal body weight.

When you return home, we recommend that you exercise daily. We suggest walking 15 to 20 minutes daily, and gradually increase the time as tolerated.

Do not resume workouts with heavy weights until you have been cleared to do so by the transplant team.

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