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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

25 May 2016
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National Senior Health and Fitness Day

If attending events like those on National Senior Health & Fitness Day is something you enjoy, but doing so seems too difficult because of your lung disease, perhaps an alternate treatment such as cellular therapy (using your body’s own cells) to promote healing in damaged lung tissue could get you back into action.

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4 Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life

When suffering from COPD or other lung diseases, any form of improvement can be a serious accomplishment. However, by changing your behavior in a few key ways, it’s possible to significantly improve your quality of life. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you 4 Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life and have you feeling better.

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The Benefits of Tai Chi

6 Apr 2016
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The Benefits of Tai Chi

Staying active when you live with a chronic lung disease is both important and challenging. Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced ancient tradition that is now practiced as a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and is accompanied by deep breathing.

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Want to Fight Lung Disease? Start By Walking

30 Mar 2016
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Want to Fight Lung Disease? Start By Walking

Taking a leisurely walk is often the last thing on the mind of someone suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the regular exercise can be incredibly beneficial to not only one’s health but to the easing of COPD symptoms. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the information you need to stay fit and breathing better.

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Can Exercise Improve Lung Function?

9 Mar 2016
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Can Exercise Improve Lung Function?

Not everyone enjoys exercise, but the benefits to your health and well-being are undeniable- particularly within the lungs. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown just how important exercise is to lung health and quality of life.

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Chair Yoga for Deeper Breathing

24 Feb 2016
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Practicing gentle chair yoga could help improve your flexibility, promote relaxation, and help you breathe more deeply. Continue reading to learn some seated yoga poses and about how yoga could benefit you.

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Training for a 5k with COPD

3 Feb 2016
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Training for a 5k with COPD

Start Where You Are Despite the difficulty of starting an exercise program, it’s essential to do something regularly to promote good circulation and, most importantly, to maintain lung capacity. For people who suffer from degenerative lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the very thought of Training for a 5k with COPD may seem completely out…

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Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

8 Jan 2016
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Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Just like the muscles in your body, your lungs can benefit from exercises to make them stronger. Learn more about the benefits of pulmonary rehab.

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Take Your Exercise Program Indoors

2 Dec 2015
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Take Your Exercise Program Indoors

As temperatures continue to drop, staying indoors becomes more appealing. For most people, it’s natural to want to exercise outside and enjoy some fresh air. But for people with lung disease, it takes a greater commitment to exercise, and cold weather can cause symptom flare-ups. But fear not, it’s easy to take your exercise program indoors.

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