Hi there Rhet, and welcome to Healing well!
From what I have read, and witnessed, excercise is the best thing for people with CF. The more mobile you can stay the better for you.
As for worse or better, I think short term excercise can be very exhausting for anyone with CF and puts people off when they start to struggle. But if you persevere the long term benefits are high. The stronger your chest muscles will be, meaning added help for clearing mucous when you have an infections.
Things like singing and playing a trumpet, can give the lungs a real work out, and in my experiance can be more benefitial than some physio.
Excercise is also good for your mind as well as body. If you are happy with what you are doing and having fun, then you will be able to deal with things in a more positive way. And a positive attitude goes a very very long way, when you have CF.
I hope this answers your question, gives us a yell if you need anything explaining:)
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Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Flucloxacillin, Vitamins A,D+E, Serevent, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Ondansetron, Nefopam, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Saline neb/PEP system, Mirtazapine,slow-sodium, Skandishake and Fresubin.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 05
Sometimes, I feel that I should go and play with the thunder-In The Shadows by The Rasmus