A short walk a day helps COPD patients stay out of the hospital

Posted: 2/28/2014

From BioNews Texas:

New research shows that walking about two miles a day can lower the risk of being hospitalized with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attacks, Healthline News reports.

The study, published in Respirology, examined 543 COPD patients from five Spanish respiratory clinics. The scientists looked at the distance the patients walked during the week. They walked at least three times a week and were divided into groups based on low, moderate, and high activity. That information was then compared to data from Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo in Bilbao, Spain. Read more.