Overcoming Exercise Barriers With COPD

Even though many people with chronic obstuctive pulmonary disease (COPD) want to exercise, one of the most difficult task is getting over barriers that keep them from being active.

Here are some common reasons people don’t exercise. Are any of these true for you? If not, what are your reasons? Weigh them against the fact that exercise can help improve your quality of life.

Demystify the common reasons why COPD sufferers fear exercise

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Maximizing Your Energy While Living With Chronic Lung Disease

Fear of shortness of breath may stop you from being as active as you once were. You don’t have to live this way. Managing your time and pacing yourself can help you conserve energy and do more. It’s even okay if you’re short of breath sometimes. You can learn to work through this without limiting your activities.

Manage Your Time

Shortness of breath can make everyday tasks take longer. This means there’s not as much time to do the things you enjoy. You can help prevent this by managing your time.

Work through your fear without limiting your activities

Reference: Lungs, Breathing and Respiration section on Better Medicine

Did You Know?

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe.