Staying active

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Everyone’s lungs weaken over time, but it happens faster in people with COPD.

As COPD worsens, everyday actions like getting dressed can cause breathlessness.

This may make you feel uncomfortable, but you should not avoid being active because of it. Regular exercise can actually make you feel less breathless over time.

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“I want to keep going. I want to do whatever it takes to be well. I’ll try and stay as active as I can, I’ll try and be as positive as I can, and I’ll make the most of the good days that I have.”

Gerardine, Ireland

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April 2016

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