Warm sunshine and cool breezes may have you looking for activities that you can do outdoors to enjoy the summer weather—while still managing to fit in a little exercise. Read on for types of COPD-friendly outdoor activities as well as considerations to keep in mind if you’re planning to head outdoors. Remember to check with your doctor before starting any new exercises or activities.Read More
When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.
If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.
If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.
COPD 101 Resources
If you think you can’t handle exercise because you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), think again. Exercise helps your body use oxygen more efficiently, strengthens your cardiovascular system and can help you de-stress. Activity doesn’t have to be strenuous; there are many low impact exercises that can strengthen your body. Check out these three categories of exercise that have proven results for COPD patients.