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We’re told all the time how being active is good for us, but for those with a lung condition, it can seem like an impossible task. You’re already tired. It’s already hard to breathe. Won’t exercise just make those worse?

“In fact, being active can actually help to improve your breathing and quality of life. Many people find it helps more than inhaled drugs. If you increase your fitness and strengthen your muscles, you’ll get less out of breath doing everyday activities like going shopping, doing housework or climbing the stairs. You may even re-discover activities you thought you could no longer do. 

You might be nervous about becoming active, especially if you haven’t been active for a while. But even a little physical activity is better than none at all. And you may feel more in control because you’re doing something positive for yourself.”

Let this November be the month you get back to regular exercise!