This type of exercise, which uses large muscle groups, strengthens the lungs and heart
. It also helps the body to use oxygen better and lowers your heart
rate. It will improve breathing, because the heart won't have to work as hard during exercise, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Some examples of aerobic exercise are walking, bicycling, skating, water aerobics and low-impact aerobics.
Stretching is an exercise that has several benefits for COPD.