Your keeping active stories
Stories written by people like you, about keeping active.
Read stories about how people keep active with a lung condition, including how it helps them feel fitter and reduce breathlessness.
Your stories about keeping active
Active Steps kept me motivated
Terrie joined the Active Steps programme in September 2019. She shares her journey with the programme and how it’s helped her live better with her COPD.
I’m running to bring hope for my daughter
Victoria’s eight-year-old daughter has a rare lung disease. The mother-of-three began running to raise vital funds for lung health charities and will be running the virtual London Marathon this year.
Running helped my mental health at a challenging time in my life
Dan started running nine years ago at the age of 43. He’s since completed nine marathons and will be taking part in this year’s virtual London Marathon in memory of his friend Terry, who died of lung cancer in 2019.
Team Breathe champion Sam shares her top tips for the London Marathon
Our Team Breathe champion, Sam, is the official poster girl for this year's London Marathon, The 40th Race. Victoria, from our events team, chatted to her about her marathon experience and what this year's runners can expect from the big day.
I’m cycling 930 miles to fight lung disease!
Dan is taking on an epic challenge this September in memory of his father in law. He will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the BLF and our work supporting those with lung disease. It’s his biggest cycling challenge yet!
I’m cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in my living room!
Kahren started cycling to stay active and keep her mind occupied during lockdown. Now she is cycling the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the British Lung Foundation!
Exercise helps me feel stronger than ever before
Whilst trying to manage her IPF and still exercise, Margaret discovered the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation and now feels stronger mentally and physically than ever before!
Take Steps helps our PR group stay active
Frankie organised a Take Steps walk with her pulmonary rehabilitation groups last year. The event gave them an opportunity to meet and chat, enjoy a walk and raise money for the BLF.
Tell your story
Do you have a story to tell? It could be about your lung condition, a friend or relative you know who lives with one, or how caring for them impacts your life. We'd love to hear what you've got to say.