What do you hope to achieve in 2016? For some inspiration, look at our list of COPD New Year’s Resolutions that will allow you to breathe and live better next year. Follow the tips to help get you started, one small step at a time.
If you stop smoking, you can significantly reduce the rate at which you lose lung function, improve your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life1 1 :
It is understandable that you might have had less time to exercise during the holidays, so start the New Year as you mean to go on and get active! This will improve your lung function and help you effectively manage your symptoms 12 :
It has been shown that COPD patients who are a healthy weight experience less symptoms than those who are overweight 13 or underweight 14 :
A holiday might seem a daunting prospect, but with careful planning it’s possible to organise a trip that you won’t forget:
This will provide you with more emotional support and help them to understand more about your condition: