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3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

I have many seafood dishes that I love, and the best part is that seafood is so beneficial for my lung health. On many occasions, I’ve discussed how eating a high-fat, moderate protein and low-carb diet can benefit people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
3 Benefits Smoothies Offer to COPD Patients

3 Benefits Smoothies Offer to COPD Patients

You may have heard that smoothies can be good for you, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may not believe this is true for them. Hi, I’m Russell Winwood the COPD Athlete, and today, I’d like to let my fellow COPD patients know about 3 benefits...
3 Activities COPD Patients Can Do at the Beach

3 Activities COPD Patients Can Do at the Beach

Russell Winwood, here, and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the man people refer to as the COPD athlete. As a native of Australia, I’ve spent my fair share of time at the beach, and I still enjoy a good beach day now that I have chronic obstructive pulmonary...
3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

Hello there, my Northern Hemisphere friends. It’s Russell Winwood the COPD athlete, and I want to talk about some hot weather tips. Even though it’s currently winter in Australia where I live, there are many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for...
Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete here, and today I want to talk about one of my favorite activities: swimming. After my chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, I made many changes in my life, and I gradually increased my activity levels until I was...
2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

Hello, everyone. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. You may know me as the COPD athlete. I’m also a father, and I can tell you that nothing makes me happier than spending time with my sons on Father’s Day....
2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete, here. Today, I want to talk about some of the benefits cycling offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have a lot of experience with cycling personally because it’s a major component of the Ironman...
How Your Diet Can Impact Your Oxygen Levels

How Your Diet Can Impact Your Oxygen Levels

Hi, there. Russell Winwood, the COPD Athlete here, again. Today, I want to talk to you about oxygen levels. As a person living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), I’m always on the lookout for information that can help me keep my oxygen levels high....
In-season vegetables to add to your diet

In-season vegetables to add to your diet

Hello, readers! It’s Russell Winwood here, and today, I want to talk about vegetables. If you’re anything like me, eating your vegetables may take you back to family dinners where your mom or dad made you sit at the table until you ate that broccoli. However, if you...
Top outdoor exercises to enjoy with more daylight

Top outdoor exercises to enjoy with more daylight

Hi, folks. Russell Winwood here, and for those of you who haven’t heard of me, I’m the man who’s known as the COPD athlete. As you can imagine, this title means I’m a strong advocate for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients getting out and exercising,...
An easier way to get your daily exercise with COPD

An easier way to get your daily exercise with COPD

Hello, all. It’s Russell Winwood here, and today, I want to talk about how important exercise is for COPD patients. As a person who lives with COPD myself, I know that getting the exercise you need may not seem easy. However, there are certain types of daily exercises...
Top five foods to add to your diet

Top five foods to add to your diet

My name’s Russell Winwood, and I’m one of the advisory board members for the Lung Health Institute. After being diagnosed with COPD in 2011, I’ve worked hard to make healthier diet and exercise choices that help me better manage my COPD symptoms. One thing that’s been...
Three lung-healthy resolutions for the new year

Three lung-healthy resolutions for the new year

My name’s Russell Winwood, and like many of you, I live with COPD on a daily basis. One thing that I’m passionate about is helping other COPD patients find ways to manage their symptoms better and improve their quality of life. With the coming of the new year, I’d...
Ways You Can Enjoy Holiday Cheer with COPD

Ways You Can Enjoy Holiday Cheer with COPD

Hello friends, and happy holidays! It’s Russell Winwood here with another helpful holiday season post. For many people, the phrase “holiday cheer” is synonymous with some form of alcoholic beverage. From eggnog to mulled wine, the holiday season is brimming over with...
Two holiday hospitalization tips for COPD patients

Two holiday hospitalization tips for COPD patients

Happy holidays everyone! This is Russell Winwood, and I’m a fellow COPD patient. COPD is a disease that can sometimes send you to the hospital, and this means that you may find yourself in the hospital over the holidays. Today, I’d like to offer you two tips you can...

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