Many of our members use oxygen either with activity or sleep or 24/7.
If your health care provider has told you to use oxygen with activity, you should also use oxygen during pulmonary rehabilitation. Depending on the intensity of the class you are taking (ex. an endurance or strengthening class compared to a breathing class), you may need to increase your oxygen flow rate (the number you set on your oxygen machine) to a higher flow than usual. Ask your health care provider how to set your oxygen for exercise.
For safety purposes, you are aiming to keep your blood oxygen saturation (typically measured with a small device called a "pulse oximeter") above 90%. If your oxygen falls below 90% during rest or activity, we suggest you talk to your doctor about oxygen.
As always, we encourage you to talk to your doctor prior to starting any exercise program, including Lift Pulmonary Rehab.