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New Year’s Resolutions for Those Living With COPD

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Around the turn of each year, many people start getting inspired about the healthy changes they’re going to make. These New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to tune into your body and find ways to make yourself feel better, even with COPD. Living with a chronic illness like COPD isn’t easy, but if you are looking for resolutions that will help you live your best this year, here are a few great ideas:

1. Drink more fresh water

Most people are chronically dehydrated, but this can make COPD symptoms significantly worse. This year, make a commitment to drink 8 full glasses of fresh water every day. Bring a reusable bottle with you wherever you go, so you’ll never be without your H2O!

2. Fine-tune your oxygen

Sometimes, those with COPD don’t think too much about their oxygen, or their portable oxygen concentrator, but this year, take a more proactive approach to your oxygen needs. Check with your healthcare providers to find the optimal oxygen flow rate for you, and consider upgrading your concentrator to a lighter, more ergonomic model.

3. Move your body

Everyone can benefit from exercise or other physical activities, but those with COPD especially! Moving around in a way that you enjoy is great for boosting circulation, improving tissue oxygenation, and may help with weight loss too. Try walking, gardening, swim aerobics, or another fun activity.

There are a lot of ways to feel better this year, and these tips are just the beginning. Want to learn more about your oxygen needs, or how to improve your life with COPD? Get in touch with us today!


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