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Coughing Exercises

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Because it can be difficult to cough up mucus—especially with a weakened cough reflex—it is important to drink enough fluids to keep your mucus thin and loose. Check with your practitioner to determine how much fluid you should drink daily to keep your cough effective.

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Pursed-Lip Breathing

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You have probably noticed when shortness of breath occurs in an athlete during periods of exercise—they tend to blow the air out of their mouths by puffing out their cheeks . You may have also done this when you’ve exerted yourself. This is a normal response to shortness of breath, and it provides for a quick and easy way to improve breathing patterns.

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Relaxation Techniques

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The following relaxation techniques can help relieve the tension and anxiety that can accompany difficulties with breathing.

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Walking Exercises

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Start with short walks to strengthen your breathing and walking muscles.

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