Staying active can be hard to do when your breathing is affected by a chronic lung disease. However, gentle activities like walking can help your lungs, increase blood flow and increase your feelings of contentment. If you’re a resident of Dallas, Texas, or you’re in town to receive treatment at Lung Health Institute, there are 2 walking trails you should check out to enhance your exercise experience.
1. Bachman Lake Park Trail
Located in northwest Dallas, Bachman Lake Park has a beautiful trail for chronic lung disease patients. This park has a paved wheelchair-accessible trail that runs for 3.5 miles around Bachman Lake. You can also bring a picnic lunch and hang out in a picnic shelter erected in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
You’ll also want to bring your camera along to this park to get pictures of all the things that fly. The lake is home to many ducks and geese, but you’ll also see plenty of man-made flying machines, too. This is because the park is located just north of Love Field Airport, and the south shore of the lake is an ideal place to watch many types of planes taking off and landing. You may even be able to snap a picture of your favorite plane as it flies overhead.
2. Kiest Park Trail
Another loop trail in Dallas is the one located in the 264-acre Kiest Park. This park was originally established by Dallas Times Herald publisher Edwin Kiest in 1931, and its wheelchair-accessible loop trail runs for 2.8 miles through beautiful open parkland. There are also plenty of benches to rest on and water fountains in case you’re feeling thirsty.
A formal garden is located at the heart of the park, and you’ll also find a reconstructed version of the pergola that the Civilian Conservation Corps built in the park in the 1930s. Fans of blues music will particularly enjoy this park thanks to the statue of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughn that graces the park.
Lung Health Institute Offers Chronic Lung Disease Treatment in Dallas, TX
At Lung Health Institute’s Dallas clinic, our health care team offers several investigational treatment options for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions.
We offer a minimally invasive treatment option called investigational cellular therapy which uses a small sample of the patient’s own blood. Helpful cells are separated and concentrated from it. The concentrated cells are then returned into the bloodstream. This may promote the repair of damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. The treatment is also intended to help patients Breathe Easier™ and reduce inflammation, which can improve their quality of life.
Another treatment option you’ll find here is our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans. These plans contain information that can help you eat lung-healthy foods, sleep better and exercise more effectively. They’re also designed to help boost your immune system naturally and train your body to use fats as inflammation-fighting fuel.
Take the next step to Breathe Easier. Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.