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
I cycled 930 miles to fight lung disease!
In his biggest cycling challenge yet, Dan cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats in memory of his father in law. He was raising money for the BLF and our work supporting those with lung disease.
Climbing Our Everest together
Claire, from our events team, introduces our new virtual walking event, Our Everest. Brand new for 2021, we are all climbing this mountain together!
Sing and dance around your house this winter
Ruth is a physiotherapist. Over the years she’s worked with many people with lung conditions and has raised money for the British Lung Foundation by running marathons! Read her guide to looking after yourself and staying active this winter.
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 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!
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.