3 Foods That Can Help Reduce Spring Allergies

3 Foods That Can Help Reduce Spring Allergies

In the spring, the temperature is rising, and the sun starts to shine more. However, these pleasant occurrences tend to lead to higher levels of pollen, mold and other allergens, and higher levels of allergens can cause issues for people with chronic obstructive...
How to Avoid Holiday Sweets When You Have COPD

How to Avoid Holiday Sweets When You Have COPD

The holiday season is here, which means good times with family and friends and lots of delicious food. However, food choices can be limited when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially when it comes to sweets.  Since much of the holiday...
3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

Exercise has been a big part of my journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and I’m a staunch advocate of getting moving with this chronic lung condition. I also practice what I preach, and this has earned me the title of “The COPD athlete.”...
3 Lung-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

3 Lung-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

In America, Thanksgiving is often a time for getting together with family, and it also revolves around all the foods prepared for the iconic Thanksgiving meal. However, many of the traditional side dish recipes for this holiday are heavy on carbs and processed...
Lung Health Benefits of Fall Harvest Foods

Lung Health Benefits of Fall Harvest Foods

Fall is a very special time of year for many of us. The leaves are falling, and the temperature is becoming more brisk. However, fall is also a great time of year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients like me, and one reason is because there are 3...
3 Exercises COPD Patients Can Do Inside

3 Exercises COPD Patients Can Do Inside

Fall can be a visually stunning time of year, but it can also be tough on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients like you and me. The days are starting to cool off in the fall, but the temporary reprieve can turn into trouble as the seasons change....
3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

I have many seafood dishes that I love, and the best part is that seafood is so beneficial for my lung health. On many occasions, I’ve discussed how eating a high-fat, moderate protein and low-carb diet can benefit people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
3 Benefits Smoothies Offer to COPD Patients

3 Benefits Smoothies Offer to COPD Patients

You may have heard that smoothies can be good for you, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may not believe this is true for them. Hi, I’m Russell Winwood the COPD Athlete, and today, I’d like to let my fellow COPD patients know about 3 benefits...
3 Activities COPD Patients Can Do at the Beach

3 Activities COPD Patients Can Do at the Beach

Russell Winwood, here, and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the man people refer to as the COPD athlete. As a native of Australia, I’ve spent my fair share of time at the beach, and I still enjoy a good beach day now that I have chronic obstructive pulmonary...
3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

Hello there, my Northern Hemisphere friends. It’s Russell Winwood the COPD athlete, and I want to talk about some hot weather tips. Even though it’s currently winter in Australia where I live, there are many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for...
Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete here, and today I want to talk about one of my favorite activities: swimming. After my chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, I made many changes in my life, and I gradually increased my activity levels until I was...
2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

Hello, everyone. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. You may know me as the COPD athlete. I’m also a father, and I can tell you that nothing makes me happier than spending time with my sons on Father’s Day....
2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete, here. Today, I want to talk about some of the benefits cycling offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have a lot of experience with cycling personally because it’s a major component of the Ironman...
How Your Diet Can Impact Your Oxygen Levels

How Your Diet Can Impact Your Oxygen Levels

Hi, there. Russell Winwood, the COPD Athlete here, again. Today, I want to talk to you about oxygen levels. As a person living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), I’m always on the lookout for information that can help me keep my oxygen levels high....
In-season vegetables to add to your diet

In-season vegetables to add to your diet

Hello, readers! It’s Russell Winwood here, and today, I want to talk about vegetables. If you’re anything like me, eating your vegetables may take you back to family dinners where your mom or dad made you sit at the table until you ate that broccoli. However, if you...