How to Stay Active With a Lung Condition

This video from the British Lung Foundation emphasizes the importance of keeping active if you have a chronic lung condition.

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Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for most people who suffer from severe lung diseases such as bronchiectasis. The video features a patient with COPD who explains that although her lung disease does make things difficult, her doctor advised her to try and do as much as she possibly can — even if it takes her a long time, or two or three tries to achieve it.

Sixty-seven-year-old Margaret still takes walks on the beach regularly and enjoys gardening (her favorite pastime!). She has purchased special equipment to help her garden so she doesn’t need to bend over, which can cause breathing problems.

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