The Importance of Staying Active with a Lung Disease
Hello Forum Members,
This video was part of a social clip published on Pulmonary Fibrosis News in January 2018 but somehow I missed getting a chance to watch it. I’ve just done so, and found some of the tips helpful and wanted to share them with you.
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.
If you have concerns about exercising while living with pulmonary (PF), it is important to speak with your doctor regarding adaptations that might be able to be made to make exercise possible, despite your condition.
If you do exercise on the regular, what types of exercises do you find manageable despite your lung disease?
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