How do I stay at a healthy weight?
When you have a lung condition, it’s important to stay a healthy weight.
If you’re overweight, it can make breathing harder. If you’re underweight, your breathing muscles will be weaker and your body will have less strength to complete daily activities and fight off infections. Everyone is different, so speak to your doctor if you want to find out more about a weight that’s healthy for you.
It’s important to maintain a healthy weight when you have a lung condition, so try to weigh yourself regularly and keep a record. A good indication of weight change can be how you feel in your clothes, for example a little tighter or looser than normal. If you notice your weight has changed, discuss this with your health care professional.
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Why is being active important for me?
If you have a lung condition, being active and exercising can help you to improve your breathing, your fitness and your quality of life.
What is breathlessness?
Feeling short of breath from time to time is healthy and normal – but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious. Here we explain the different types of breathlessness, how breathing and thoughts about breathlessness interact and where you can get support for your breathlessness.