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The holiday season is a time to celebrate what really matters in life. The magic of the season brings people together to enjoy happy traditions and revel in the spirit of the holiday. It is not only a time for excitement, but also one for serenity. Take time this holiday season to appreciate friends and family and remember that every day and every breath is the most important gift you will receive! That is why we encourage you to enjoy these exciting holiday activities and not be inhibited by your lung disease!
‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly!
Lung disease can make it difficult to breathe, but that doesn’t mean you have to be benched this holiday. We’ve compiled a list of fun activities that many people with lung disease should be able to take part in. We are also especially eager to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below if there are any holiday activities that you look forward to each year.
- Go see the holiday lights. They sparkle, they twinkle and boy do some people know how to get creative with the decorations. Seeing Christmas lights may already be a holiday tradition for you, but this simple activity can be both fun and relaxing. Drive around the neighborhood or even go for a walk to see what homes are brightly shining this holiday!
- Building gingerbread houses. What better way to get the whole family together then making houses with a bunch of cookies and frosting? From the comfort of your home, this popular activity will have you breathing in delicious scents that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
- Watch that holiday special or movie. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” are two television specials that you could sit down and watch with the grandkids. Watching a holiday special or movie is a great opportunity to put your feet up and rest.
- Attend a candlelight service. A number of community centers and churches offer candlelight services throughout the season. If you want, try attending an evening ceremony with friends and family.
- Pictures with Santa Claus. Take the kids/grandchildren or the whole family for one last chance to see Santa before he leaves for the North Pole this year. It is never too late to get one more portrait in!
Be sure to know your limits and look out for any potential flare-ups this holiday season. Hopefully these are just some of the fun activities that you can look forward to this season. All of us at the Lung Institute want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happy times with loved ones! Happy Holidays!
If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic lung disease, stem cell therapy may be the right option for you. If you or a loved one is ready to live a less stressful life, contact the Lung Institute today or call (800) 729-3065 for a free consultation.