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Why Exercise?

“The wise, for health, on exercise depend…” from Honoured Kinsman by John Dryden, Poet Laureate, 1660 Numerous recent studies have confirmed what most of us suspected… that as a nation, we are not as fit as we should be. One study estimated that over a third of men and two-thirds of women find it difficult …

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Assessment of functional capacity and magnitude of cardiorespiratory response in patients with COPD and healthy subjects

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: the assessment of functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been performed by simple and easy to apply methods that mimic everyday activities, such as the Chester step test (TChester). OBJECTIVES: to investigate whether TChester is able to differentiate functional capacity and the magnitude of cardiorespiratory response of patients …

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