After the holidays are over, many people take the opportunity to set goals for the year ahead. At the beginning of each year, it’s a great time to make healthy changes, so you can enjoy a better quality of life. Those living with COPD can take a few easy steps to feel better, enjoy their lives more, and maintain their independence. If you or a loved one is living with COPD and want to make positive change in the year ahead, here are some great ideas.
- Empower yourself
COPD and many lung diseases are complex, so take the time to learn as much as you can. Do research, talk to medical professionals, and look into the latest treatments- this will empower you to seek the best care and to know how to handle the day to day aspects of your illness
- Take more walks
Physical activity can be beneficial for those living with COPD, but don’t get caught up in trying things that are too difficult or complicated. Keep it simple, and try to go for regular walks. All you need is comfortable clothing and good walking shoes!
- Cut out trigger foods
There are many foods that can aggravate COPD symptoms, so take better care of yourself this year and eliminate them. Things like soda, dairy foods, and artificial sweeteners can put stress on your system and make it harder to breathe.
If you want to learn more about how to manage your COPD, get in touch with us at Portable Oxygen Solutions!