The Introduction to Exercise video offers information from experts Daniel Lachant, D.O., and Jim White, M.D., Ph.D., on pulmonary hypertension (PH) and how the heart, lungs and muscles can benefit from exercise.
This is a program of the PHA Community PH Education Fund.
Disclaimer: This video and worksheet series has been created for people living with PH interested in learning more about exercise. Included in this series are the opinions of individual PH-treating healthcare professionals and not necessarily those of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
The PHA Classroom Exercise Series does not replace conversations between a patient and his or her PH care team, nor the recommendations that follow these conversations. It is imperative that you have a conversation with your PH team about whether or not exercise is safe and appropriate for you prior to engaging in any exercise activity, including those presented as examples in this series. Your PH team may have recommendations about exercise modifications, exercises to avoid, and any monitoring that would keep you safe. Every person is different, and that is especially true when it comes to people living with PH.
These resources are not designed to be a substitute for medical advice. As with any physical activity, you should talk to your doctor about whether you are healthy enough to exercise or engage in any activities described in this educational series and the risks of engaging in such activities. PHA makes no warranty or guarantee as to the effectiveness of the methods described within these resources or that the activities are safe for all individuals.
You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use these videos and written resources and hold harmless, PHA, its officers, employees and the healthcare professionals who created and participated in this video and worksheet series for any claims arising out of any injury or harm to you relating to your use of these resources.