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How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that will change your life if you have it, and I should know. Hello, there. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m known as the COPD athlete. Since my own COPD diagnosis, I’ve been able to run...
Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Regular exercise is something that almost everyone can benefit from. However, you may not think you can benefit from exercise if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but in fact, COPD patients may get some vital benefits from regular, low-impact...
2 Enjoyable Exercises for Patients with COPD

2 Enjoyable Exercises for Patients with COPD

Exercise can have a variety of benefits. It can help increase blood flow, lead to weight loss and reduce stress. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may find it hard to convince yourself to exercise. Luckily, there are some fun...
3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

Natural remedies are a very broad category, and they may help treat many types of medical conditions. When it comes to treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are several reasons to consider making natural remedies a part of your treatment plan. 3...
How Do You Fight the Urge to Smoke?

How Do You Fight the Urge to Smoke?

If you’ve recently quit smoking, our health care team at Lung Health Institute wants to congratulate you on taking this positive step. However, we know the urge to smoke is a powerful force to fight, particularly for people who have been smoking for years. 3 Ways You...
How Can I Remove Nicotine from My Body?

How Can I Remove Nicotine from My Body?

One chemical that remains in a smoker’s body even after they quit is nicotine, and many people want to know how they can remove nicotine from their body as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are some tips that may help speed up your body’s nicotine-flushing process....
What is Lung Cellular Therapy?

What is Lung Cellular Therapy?

If you have a chronic lung disease, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have come across the term “lung cellular therapy” while researching your condition. However, you may not know what lung cellular therapy is or how it may benefit you....
Love your lungs this Valentine’s Day

Love your lungs this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time for you to show some love to your friends and family. However, it’s also a great time to show your lungs some love if you have a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis. Two ways...
Exercise options for people with COPD

Exercise options for people with COPD

At the Lung Health Institute, we know that patients with COPD need to stay active. Performing light exercises every day may actually have several positive benefits for you if you have COPD. Some exercise options you can use with your COPD Exercising has been shown to...
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...