Daytona Beach, FL (PressExposure) April 15, 2011 -- When experiencing shortness of breath due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (COPD) exercise is the last thing one thinks to do. Yet, Occupational Therapy Practitioner and host of Functional Fitness on Public Television, produced a COPD DVD exactly for this population. After seeing the remarkable results from her techniques with her patients, she produced the number one DVD for people living with COPD.
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews DVD for COPD/Asthma has been selected as the number one choice from about.com, a New York Times Company. Deborah Leader, RN, COPD guide states, "A COPD Forum favorite, Functional Fitness for COPD and Asthma is an original exercise video created by occupational therapist Suzanne Andrews that focuses on improving your breathing, relieving your stress and increasing your quality of life as you learn to live with COPD." The full review can be found at http://copd.about.com/od/exerciseandcopd/tp/Copd-Exercises.htm.
Suzanne Andrews, founder of the nationally syndicated series for baby boomers, Functional Fitness on Public Television, and president of http://www.healthwiseexercise.com has medically documented the results of specific fitness and breathing exercises that focus on improving functional lung capacity. Using a pulseoximeter, a device that measures oxygen saturation and heart rate, Andrews has medically documented how specific breathing and pulmonary fitness techniques in a COPD patient increases oxygen and decreases shortness of breath. Through specific pulmonary rehabilitation techniques, she has successfully increased peoples oxygen saturation enabling the person to live a functional life with more energy.
Functional Fitness COPD DVD has also had successful reviews by 1. Vlady Rozenbaum, PhD, COPD-ALERT.com. "This DVD helps persons with COPD - an incurable and progressively debilitating disease, which is the 4th major cause of death and 2nd of disability in the U.S. - to manage their lives more effectively by better breathing techniques and simple exercises."
2. A medical review board including Mache Seibel, MD, professor of Massachusetts Medical School and founder of HealthRock states, "Functional Fitness is a cost effective program people can do right at home and I highly recommend it."
3. Dr. Larry Grouse, president of US Health Network, Inc and stated after reviewing, "International COPD coalition finds this a "sound and useful DVD that we recommend."