How to Stay Active With a Lung Condition


This video from the British Lung Foundation emphasizes the importance of keeping active if you have a chronic lung condition.

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Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for most people who suffer from severe lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. The video features a patient with COPD who explains that although her lung disease does make things difficult, her doctor advised her to try and do as much as she possibly can — even if it takes her a long time, or two or three tries to achieve it.

Sixty-seven-year-old Margaret still takes walks on the beach regularly and enjoys gardening (her favorite pastime!). She has purchased special equipment to help her garden so she doesn’t need to bend over, which can cause breathing problems.

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One comment

  1. geoff says:

    she is right about exercise I am a post transplant patient celebrating 6 years post surgery; both of my parents are English; I have 400 years of history in England ; Mom grew up in Ipswich and my uncle went to Cambridge and my grandfather also on father’s side in the 1800’s went there; after surgery I could not walk ten feet; now I walk 1.5 to 2 miles daily after retiring in 2009 due to health; I exercise my one new lung and eat a proper diet; eat a proper diet no sweets except on special occasions; I am one of the few left 6 years post but more important I have not had a hospital stay since leaving the hospital; I feel very blessed every day to open and eyes and take nothing for granted ever again; even the sunrise a bird chirping while walking.

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