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Exercise is Medicine® Australia has developed a number of factsheets to help educate you on the role of exercise in the treatment of chronic conditions or disorders. Two factsheets are available for each condition 1) full version; and 2) brief version (for the time poor). The factsheets provide information on:

  • the condition;
  • the benefits of exercise;
  • how exercise produces benefits for that condition; and
  • the most appropriate exercise for that condition.
factsheet preview image COPD Exercise has a well-established role as medicine to reduce the side effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  (COPD).This factsheet helps health care providers, patients and every day Australians understand the role of exercise in the treatment and slowing the progression of COPD. It covers:

  • the condition;
  • why exercise is important; and
  • recommended exercise.

Available Factsheets

Factsheet Full version Brief version
Acquired brain injury Download Download
Alzheimer’s Disease Download Download
Arthritis Download Download
Asthma Download Download
Breast cancer Download Download
Cancer Download Download
Chronic heart failure Download Download
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)  Download  Download
Chronic pain Download Download
Colon cancer  Download  Download
Coronary heart disease Download Download
Depression Download Download
Diabetes Type 1 Download Download
Diabetes Type 2 Download Download
Dyslipidaemia Download Download
Falls prevention Download Download
Gynaecological cancer Download Download
Hypertension Download Download
Kidney disease Download Download
Lower back pain – Managing a first or acute episode Download Download
Metabolic syndrome Download Download
Multiple sclerosis  Download  Download
Osteoporosis Download Download
Parkinson’s disease Download Download
Postnatal rehabilitation  Download  Download
Pregnancy and exercise  Download  Download
Prostate cancer Download Download
Spinal Cord Injury  Download  Download
Stroke  Download  Download

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