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Making the decision to regularly exercise is even more difficult when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. But research has found that having a regular exercise program can actually help.
If your COPD is advanced enough that you’re on oxygen, this may make it harder to engage in physical activity, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible to get some fitness into your life. Here are three things you can do (after you get your doctor’s approval, of course) to build your strength and endurance, even if you have an oxygen tank.
When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s super easy to forego physical activity simply because it makes it even harder to breathe. However, regularly exercising provides many benefits for people who have been diagnosed with this particular lung condition.
Though every hobby is a bit different, there are a few actions you can take with each one that allows you to enjoy it the best you can while still looking after your lungs.
If you have COPD or any lung disease, it is important to try and be as physically active as possible to keep you healthy. But, another reason to stay active is because it’s good for your mental health too.
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When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the very thought of exercising might feel overwhelming. However, exercising is one of the most important things that you can do to manage your condition. Regular exercise can help with lung function and can even slow the progression of the disease. However, there’s no denying that being…
Many people with COPD wonder if it’s good to exercise. Keep reading to learn more about COPD and exercise and its many benefits for people with COPD.