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COPD New Year's Resolutions!

As we approach the new year, do you have any COPD-related resolutions? If so, share them in the comments!

  1. No NEW reolutions- merely a continuation of those I started in September two years ago which resulted in a very great improvement in my condition, stopped exacerbations etc. Simply exercise (45 minutes four times a week) plus an additional brew of supermarket liquids and spices to strengthen my immune system which the medical profession seems to laugh at.

    1. , i'm glad to hear you have found things that have worked for you and help you feel better! Wishing you a peaceful day. All the best, Sam S. (COPD.net, team member).

  2. I finally called the quit smoking helpline and praying they can help me finally kick this disgusting deadly habit!

    1. , that's great! Quitting smoking is so difficult but for those with COPD it is such an important thing to do! We have some great resources here too that you may find helpful: https://copd.net/pulmonary-rehab/lifestyle/quitting-smoking, https://copd.net/living/quitting-tips, https://copd.net/living/quitting-smoking. Please keep us updated on how you are doing with this! Wishing you a peaceful day. All the best, Sam S. (COPD.net, team member).


    2. Hi lonely vegan girl and thanks for chiming in here. Quitting smoking, as you well know, is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It can go a long way towards managing this disease.
      I will wish you 'good luck!' as you move forward with this resolution and plan.
      If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let me or any other moderator / team member know.
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  3. Do more Regular Exercise

    1. I like to use my Nordic Track Elliptical ,just because I had one . I do 10 to 15 minutes at a time till I get 30 -40 minutes a day .I got diagnosed with COPD 15 years ago but it has gotten worse since I had triple by-pass this summer.

    2. Doing your exercise in increments is a great way to get it done. I do the same and find it keeps me breathing a little better later into the day. Thank you for sharing your workout!

      Carol (moderator)

  4. My New Years resolution is very simple & that is to live in the moment & live one day at a time. I had to learn & work hard to make this happen. I don’t worry about tomorrow. Just try to take it as it is. Life is a gift & I’m thankful that I reached to be 80 years old. There are people who are given days or months to live. Yes it’s a struggle but no one is promised an easy life. Don’t get me wrong I have my down days but they are far & few apart. I pray for everyone who is I’ll & struggling 💕

    1. , I love that resolution, thank you for sharing! You're right, all we can do is our best and to take it one day at a time. Wishing you a safe and happy new year! All the best, Sam S. (COPD.net, team member).

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