Simple day-to-day tasks can become a real challenge for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung conditions that make it hard to breathe.
That’s why we’ve developed two products to help you make informed decisions, feel in control of your condition and enjoy a better quality of life:
This DVD is a great source of advice and information from patients and medical experts. Throughout the film you will meet people with COPD who are living full and active lives, discussing everything you need to know about COPD including; how it affects your body, managing symptoms, reducing the impact of the disease, and the help available to you, your family and the people who care for you.
Its five chapters cover:
- Breathlessness - managing your breathing
- Staying active
- Living every day with COPD - self-managing your symptoms
- Good days and bad days - building your support network
- Keeping well and managing flare-ups
Price: £8 Order
Exercise can seem daunting, but it has proven benefits for people with breathing problems. It can help you to do more without feeling breathless.
The BLF Exercise handbook is designed to be used alongside pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) classes, exercise classes following PR, and exercise at home or in leisure centres. There are also sections for you to fill in, to help you and your exercise trainer monitor your progress.
The Exercise handbook covers:
- How exercise can help you
- How to exercise safely
- Positions to ease breathlessness
- Exercise during a flare-up of breathing problems
- Weekly home exercise record
- Daily walking record
Price: £6 Order
These tools aren’t just for people with lung disease. They’ve been designed to support your friends, family and those who care for you. You can use them with confidence, knowing they’ve been produced in consultation with patients, GPs, respiratory nurses, consultants, physiotherapists, and other health care professionals.