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Better Breathers Class

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Contact Sue at the Nelson Asthma Society 03 544 1562 or
email Or just turn up no need to book in.
$5 per class or $2 for Nelson Asthma Society members
 BBC is a 50 minute series of guided exercises specifically designed to help those with breathing difficulties
 A trained, experienced and friendly physiotherapist or an instructor leads a series of mainly upper body exercises designed to free-up muscles and improve circulation. A focus is on ‘thoracic mobility’ which involves the muscles surrounding your lungs, abdomen, back, shoulders and neck.
 These exercises can be seated or standing using a chair for support.
 Balance exercises are included to help reduce your risk of falling.
 Diaphragmatic breathing, also called Belly Breathing is taught to help learn the art of correct breathing.
 Coughing is encouraged, so please don’t feel embarrassed.
 Reducing tension or stress can help better breathing, so the relaxation component is aimed at gradually reduce stress and anxiety in all muscles of the body.
Why should I attend?
Keeping active can be daunting and even frightening for those with breathing challenges. The BBC class helps you learn and practice beneficial exercises so you gradually become more active. You will


February 7


1.30 - 2.30


Ernest Rutherford retirement village
49 Covent Dr, Stoke

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$5 per class or $2 for Nelson Asthma Society members


Ph. 03 538 0882