Better living with exercise – your personal guide

Better Living with Exercise – Your Personal Guide was developed by an expert team of health professionals and patient representatives to allow people living with chronic lung conditions to work with their treating accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist to develop the most suitable exercise program based on their condition, goals and interests.

This user friendly guide compliments our suite of existing resources, and becomes an extension of the information within the Better Living with COPD Guide.  It aims to be an important tool to build motivation, develop goals and allow for a safe progression towards positive health outcomes with their exercise professional supporting them along the way.

Better Living with Exercise has been designed to be used across the continuum of care:  within pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary maintenance exercise and within home exercise programs. If pulmonary rehabilitation hasn’t been previously undertaken we encourage discussing the benefits and eligibility of such a program with a lung specialist, GP or our information and support centre.

Better Living with Exercise has been developed to enable an accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist to input personalised exercise prescription and includes:

  • Instructional exercise images and descriptions
  • Comprehensive information on the components of exercise and it’s safety
  • Details and support on how to develop a plan
  • Log sheets to track and monitor progress


Better Living with Exercise Handbook (3 MB)

If you wish to obtain a printed copy they can be purchased for $8 plus postage.  To order your copy either visit our shop here, email us on, call us on 1800 654 301 or download the Resource Order Form.