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Improve Your Lungs Without Leaving the Couch

Improve Your Lungs Without Leaving the Couch

Having a chronic lung disease can make exercise difficult. Depending on the severity of your condition, even walking across the house may be difficult. And yet, you know that you have to exercise and move in order to improve your health, and to maintain a certain...
Is Running Good for Your Lungs When You Have COPD?

Is Running Good for Your Lungs When You Have COPD?

One of the challenges that you face living with COPD is getting enough oxygen into your body. COPD causes inflammation and irreversible damage to your lungs that cause air to get trapped, which prevents fresh air from getting in. This makes it difficult to breathe,...
Is Walking Good for COPD?

Is Walking Good for COPD?

If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, you know how hard it can be just to breathe, especially when you try to be physically active. However, physical activity can help your body stay fit and can help strengthen your lungs. So, if you have COPD, what are you supposed to...
Five Simple Tips for Fishing with COPD

Five Simple Tips for Fishing with COPD

Can you still go Fishing with COPD? Fishing can be a physically demanding activity when reeling in the big one. For those suffering from a lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even fishing may feel like an impossible activity. However, the...
Exercising Indoors with COPD

Exercising Indoors with COPD

For those suffering from lung disease, changes in weather can aggravate symptoms. This doesn’t make outdoor exercise very easy. It takes a greater commitment to exercise with COPD, but fear not, it’s easy to take your exercise regimen indoors. Find Your Space...
Six Simple Tips to Beat the Heat with COPD

Six Simple Tips to Beat the Heat with COPD

As the mercury rises during the summer, the heat and humidity that accompany the summer months can exacerbate problems for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Higher humidity levels and temperatures in excess of 90 degrees Fahrenheit can trigger...
Pros and Cons to Swimming with a Lung Disease

Pros and Cons to Swimming with a Lung Disease

There is a plethora of advice given to patients diagnosed with a debilitating lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Monitor the air pollutants in your home. Exercise your lungs. Eat this, but not that. When it comes to swimming with COPD,...
Five Reasons Why Gardening is Good for Your Health

Five Reasons Why Gardening is Good for Your Health

Gardening has always been one of the top ranked hobbies for relaxation among adults in the United States. Many reasons for this include the peace that comes with being outside in nature, as well as the satisfaction of growing something with your own two hands. For...
How to Enjoy the 4th of July Heat with COPD

How to Enjoy the 4th of July Heat with COPD

The Fourth of July is a special time for people across the country. With barbecues, pool parties and fireworks, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate this holiday. And while eating and playing in the summer heat may sound fun to most people, patients who suffer...