It’s hard to exercise, so…

I’ve had COPD for 10 years. I’m 69. I’ve had symptoms for around 20 years. I started out on 4 liters of oxygen, I’m on 6 liters now, 8 liters with activity, most of my symptoms are the same as everyone else. It’s very hard to exercise. So I exercise my brain.

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  • Meaghan Coneys moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Jimbo S,

    Thank you for your story! We hear you, here at COPD.net, when you say you find it difficult to physically exercise, however it so wonderful to hear that you are exercising your brain! There are so many ways to strengthen and “work out” our minds. I thought you would find the following article interesting – https://copd.net/caregiver/give-mind-a-break/. Even though the title indicates giving our brains a break, the article discusses the benefits of engaging our minds in various activities (even games on Facebook!). I hope you can relate. Again, thank you for your story. Wishing you all the best today!

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (COPD.net Team)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Jimbo S – Meaghan is right – exercising your brain is essential and the article she steered you too makes good points. Recognizing that you do find it difficult to exercise, I would still encourage you to consider maintaining some kind of physical activity. I thought you might find it helpful to read Derek’s essay on ‘staying active’: https://copd.net/living/staying-active-is-key/ Please check back with us and let us know how you’re doing.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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