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Updated May 01, 2014

Were you aware that fatigue is nearly 3 times greater in patients suffering from lung disease than in healthy adults? From having more sex to laughing your head off, share a few of your own fatigue-fighting tips to help others who are dealing with fatigue and COPD.

Managing Fatigue

The number one thing I have to keep remembering is that I had to change from hurry up and get the thing done, to slow down and take your time.
—anena

Fatigue Tips

Exercise as much as possible. Get as much sunshine as possible. Eat several small meals each day. Do daily tasks (cleaning., vacuuming, etc.) in 15 -20 min. segments. Be faithful in taking meds and supplements on a regular schedule.
—serrcie

Relaxation is the Key

What works for me is if I can make myself relax. Having fatigue doesn't mean that you are relaxed and as long as you push yourself to keep going the fatigue will continue. Doing deep breathing exercises helps as does relaxing with a good book, whatever it takes to help you to relax. When you quit fighting yourself your body will relax and your fatigue will resolve. Until the next time. Hope this helps.
—Anneymay54

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