Starting your day with some simple stretching and breathing exercises, and following it with an energizing walk is a great way to give yourself a fresh outlook on life each morning. For one, you will have hopefully had a good night's sleep that has left you feeling well rested and ready to go. Exercising when you have the most energy is important for people with COPD, as lack of energy often accompanies the diagnosis.
Daily exercise has many benefits including helping you use oxygen more efficiently, controlling your weight and improving your mood, all of which are important if you have COPD. For more information on the benefits of exercise, visit About.com's Exercise Guide Site to see what a wonderful job Paige Waehner has done with her site.
If traditional forms of exercise just don't seem to work for you, Margaurite, About.com's Pilates Guide suggests that people with COPD may benefit from Pilates. Here are a couple of great links to her site:
What role do diet and exercise play in your life? Do you have a favorite exercise that you enjoy that you would like to share with others? Come inside, enjoy the fun and share in the conversation about your favorite diet and exercise tips in the COPD forum today.