Get active this World COPD Day
This World COPD Day, on 20 November 2019, there are 1.2 million people in the UK living with COPD. Keeping active is one of the best ways to manage the condition.
Linda's life was turned around when she discovered how getting active could help her recover her breath. Despite living with COPD, exercise has opened up another new world for her.
Life with COPD can be difficult. It's a progressive condition, which means there is currently no cure and everyday tasks can become a challenge.
You can do a lot to help manage your condition yourself. Keeping active and doing exercise can make a big difference – many people find this helps them more than inhaled drugs.
What can you do to manage your COPD?
Managing your condition can help you to feel better and take some control of your life.
You can get active in many ways. You can increase everyday activities like walking or gardening, join a class, take part in a pulmonary rehabilitation course, or take up sports and activities like yoga, dancing and tai chi.
If you aren’t currently active and you would like support, you can find out more about we can help you through our specialist support service, Active Steps. Eamon took part in the programme and it gave him new hope.