"CF may be a part of you, but do not let it define you."
The experience of living with cystic fibrosis is markedly different today than it was decades ago. Thanks to the discovery of the CF gene, the availability of effective drug therapies and advances in technology, the 30,000 Americans who deal with the disease day in and day out are living longer and fuller lives. In a word, they are thriving.

Wind Sprint 9: Upper Body Exercises

Episode 9 of the CF Wind Sprint series demonstrates a few exercises done in the gym, including the bench press, lat pull-downs, the curl press, dips and tricep extensions. The purpose in doing these exercises isn’t so much to get bigger as it is to strengthen and expand the ability to breathe easier. It is key to focus on your breathing when you're doing these exercises.