How to Exercise when You're on a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Posted by Peter Martin on Aug 28, 2017 10:44:48 AM

Tips on Exercising with an Oxygen Concentrator

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Topics: COPD, Exercise

Stay Motivated to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions

Posted by Lisa Burkhart on Feb 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

At the beginning of the year millions make a commitment to stick to a fitness regimen. By the time February rolls around less than half are still working at their fitness goals.

And when diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it's vital to your overall health that you stick to your fitness goals and exercise regularly.

Hopefully you have worked with your physician or respiratory therapist to come up with a fitness plan and these are some strategies to help you stick to the plan throughout the year. February is also heart health month so keep that blood pumping!

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Topics: Exercise

COPD Hobbies: Start Improving Your Quality of Life Today

Posted by Eden Coleman on Jan 5, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Just because you have a COPD diagnosis doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy your favorite hobbies and activities any longer. Unfortunately the symptoms of COPD, such as shortness of breath, excess mucus production, and fatigue frequently prevent patients just like you from doing their most enjoyed hobbies.

But by looking at your favorite hobbies as a fond memory that you are no longer able to do, you are increasing your risk of developing mental health conditions, specifically depression.

Sure COPD and its related symptoms can prevent you from doing everything you once enjoyed, but it certainly doesn’t mean all hobbies are out of the question.  

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Topics: COPD, Exercise

The Official Guide to Exercising with COPD

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 14, 2016 4:53:17 PM

Did you know that pushing yourself to exercise within reasonable limits can actually help to manage and improve the quality of your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Upon a COPD diagnosis, your entire life is flipped upside down. What you may have thought was attributed to aging, has been diagnosed as a full fledged respiratory disease.

As COPD affects your lungs, causing scarring, inflammation, and an excess production of mucus that makes it increasingly difficult for your lungs to absorb oxygen.

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Topics: COPD, Exercise