Over the last 5 years I’ve spoken to loads of people about the way that their lung condition has affected their lives. We’ve talked about things they struggle to do and the ways they’ve found to overcome their breathlessness while they carry on with their hobbies.
One subject that’s come up many times is gardening. It can be gutting if you’re struggling with breathlessness when you bend and generally finding gardening more difficult.
I’ve also heard people say that they love getting out in the garden more than ever. It’s great to keep active and get out in the fresh air, although sometimes they need to do things a bit differently.
Do you still do gardening, despite your lung condition? What (if anything) do you do differently now, to help you in the garden? It would be great to share your hints and tips!
We’re carrying out a pilot project called ‘Breathing Green Air.’ We've teamed up with a charity called Thrive (https://www.facebook.com/thecharitythrive/), and designed a 12-week course specifically for people with a lung condition. We’ve got funds to trial it in two sites – Birmingham and Reading. Hopefully, if it goes well, then we’ll be able to get funding to do it elsewhere too.
The courses start on Thursday 25th May. If you live in Birmingham or Reading and are interested in finding out more about this course, get in touch with Mayana on 0207 688 5570 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
All the best,