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At this time of year, many of us have a drive to exercise and get fit. We tend to think of exercise as a way of tightening up our muscles and maybe losing a few pounds. But exercising supports our lungs and so can have even more profound and far-reaching consequences. In some cases, it could help to save your life.

Respiratory screening is a way of testing how well your lungs are functioning and diagnosing conditions that can reduce lung function, such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and chronic bronchitis. It may also be used to check for occupation-related lung problems or to assess your lung function prior to major surgery.