COPD and physical activity

Aim of task force

To provide guidelines on physical activity for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by reviewing all the research on the topic.

Patient input

People with the condition were invited to review the guidelines and give feedback. The feedback was reported to the Task Force and will be used to develop a factsheet on topics covered in the guidelines.


A factsheet on topics covered in the guidelines is on the ELF website.

The full guidelines are published as a paper in the European Respiratory Journal and available on the ERS e-learning site.