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3 September 2019

Meet the Undefeatables

Discover how some people with health conditions have found ways to get moving, as well as ideas on how you can make getting active work for you.


Our blog is filled with inspirational people who, despite living with a chronic chest condition are determined to make the most of life. People such as Olivia Fulton, Jago Hartland and the Wigan Warblers - They are truly undefeatable.

Now is the perfect opportunity for you to join them. However, tell a respiratory patient who has never been terribly active that they have to become active and you will probably send a cold shiver up their spine! The key is to start slowly.

We Are Undefeatable sees, for the first time ever, many of the UK’s leading charities coming together to inspire and support people with health conditions to be more active.

Charities such as the British Lung Foundation, Asthma UK, Age UK, Mind, The Red Cross and many others all recognise that when it comes to finding ways to move, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That being active may seem like too big a commitment or something that doesn’t feel quite like it was for you. They understand that how you feel can change from day to day. And sometimes, that can make moving more feel like a challenge. The truth is that you can start small, and you don’t have to get moving when you don’t feel up to it. Ultimately, being active is about finding what works for you.

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There has never been a better time to take control of your physical and mental health

For people with lung disease, lung function and lung capacity can diminish over time and having enough oxygenated blood can be challenging. You can't improve your lung function but you can improve your lung capacity. By becoming more active you can make your muscles stronger, including your breathing muscles. This in time will help you feel less out of breath when you do everyday tasks. Start slowly and check out this blog post for more information - Can you improve your lung function?

Daily we get calls from people living with a chest condition who are feeling very scared and lonely. Being diagnosed with a chronic lung condition can be worrying. It changes your life forever. Being short of breath may make it difficult to keep up with friends and extreme coughing fits can be embarrassing in public. Sudden attacks of breathlessness can be really scary, especially if you’re alone or away from home, your medication and your nebuliser. Loneliness ravages our immune system, leaves us more vulnerable to cancer, affects our heart health, lowers our pain threshold, raises our blood pressure, tightens our arteries and puts us at greater risk of dementia. It is as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and more tightly linked to our mortality than better-known lifestyle risks like obesity and lack of exercise. Lonely people are stressed most of the time. A Red Cross study found that 9 million people reported feeling always or often lonely - When life suddenly stops.

You needn’t be alone

Nebulisers can be portable and we have lots of experience in helping you find the perfect one to suit your needs. Whether it’s for a simple 2.5ml of bronchodilator or a complex therapeutic regime involving antibiotics and enzymes. Our blog and website has lots of useful information to guide you, or why not call us on 01942 701210 for a friendly chat. We’re here and happy to help to explain just what is the difference between a Philips InnoSpire Go and a Philips InnoSpire Mini. Why Colomycin wouldn’t work with an Omron U100 but would be perfect in a Pari Mini and just how do you pronounce Beurer?


Start today and join #WeAreUndefeatable

There are lots of ways for you to get active and move more. You can start by building more activity into your daily life, moving more around your home. Indoors or Outdoors. On their site you will find apps and resources to help you get active. Why not enlist the help of a friend and get active whilst relaxing or having fun. There are activities available free of charge or suggestions for suitable clubs and teams you may wish to join. We Are Undefeatable is the perfect springboard you need to get started and it’s packed full of stories from people like you living with a chronic illness who have changed their lives so why not take a look?

"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough” - Joe E Lewis.

Photo credits: Agnieszka Boeske, Vidar Nordli-Mathise