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3 Exercises That May Help Your COPD

6 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Exercise | Posted by
3 Exercises That May Help Your COPD

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.

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3 Tips for Exercising When You’re on Oxygen

8 Feb 2018
| Under COPD, Exercise, Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Tips | Posted by
3 Ways to Exercise When You're On Oxygen

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.

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4 Benefits of Exercising with COPD

23 Jan 2018
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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.

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Enjoy Your Hobbies: Staying Active with COPD

7 Dec 2017
| Under COPD, Exercise, Lifestyle, Postitivity | Posted by

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.

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Being Physically Active with COPD Helps the Brain

3 Oct 2017
| Under COPD, Exercise, Lifestyle, Mental Health | Posted by | 0 Comments

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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Emphysema Prognosis After Quitting Smoking: What to Expect

16 Sep 2017
| Under Disease Education, Emphysema, Exercise, Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Tips | Posted by
Emphysema Prognosis After Quitting Smoking: What to Expect

It’s important to know the facts about emphysema prognosis after quitting smoking. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect when you quit smoking.

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Yoga Breathing for Stress and Anxiety

7 Sep 2017
| Under Breathing Exercises, Exercise | Posted by

If you have a lung condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, you might also experience common symptoms of stress and anxiety. Anxiety is the physical, mental and emotional reaction to stress. Both can be calmed through the practice of yoga breathing.

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COPD and Exercise Guidelines: Making the Most Out of Your Exercise Routine

25 Jul 2017
| Under COPD, Disease Education, Exercise, Lifestyle, Lung Disease | Posted by

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…

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COPD and Exercise: Is Exercise Good for COPD?

7 Jun 2017
| Under COPD, Exercise, In the Home, Lifestyle | Posted by
COPD and Exercise: Is Exercise Good for COPD?

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.

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