There's no time like the present
If you or someone you love suffers from a debilitating chronic lung disease such as COPD you may think that a life that includes daily exercise is out of reach. There is lots of advice and guidance available to get you started. Your GP will know what is available locally. Your lungs are a muscle and you need to exercise them like any other muscle, doing so can decrease the feeling of being short of breath. When working out, be sure to pace yourself and know your body, you don’t want to overexert yourself. Be sure to take breaks often and pause if you are feeling any discomfort. It is possible to exercise even with oxygen or a nebuliser so if you are feeling particularly out breath, don’t be afraid to stop and rest. Even if you must take several breaks during an exercise, it’s okay! Take your time and start off slow. In no time at all you’ll be feeling a lot better and more capable of taking your workouts to the next level. Exercise can change the way you feel, breathe, and function, ultimately giving you a higher quality of life.
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