You know it makes sense!
What ever Lung disease you have been diagnosed with, there are so many benefits to keeping as well as we possibly can and good diet, postive thinking and exercise all contribute to what is perhaps a limited tho great life!
By the way, it is really easy not to bother at all! Hahhaaaaaa!
Last year (although I had always been quite fit) I deteriorated through the winter, as I had not been able to get out and walk as much as usual. When the practice nurse suggested exercise referral to me I did not feel all that confident that I would be able to manage any exercise at all! And after a course of Pulmonary Rehab and one year of specialist exercise, two-times a week. This winter is so much better,feeling fitter, engaging with life and have a more postive outlook again.
In Gloucestershire we are blessed with 2 Respiratory Exercise Instructors, who lead specialist exercise classes, one in Stroud and one in the Forest of Dean. If you are interested in joining one of these classes then please ask your GP or your practice nurse for an exercise referral where you will be assessed for your capacity to exercise.
Even if you live in an area where, at the moment there are not any specialist (in lung disease) instructors then there will still be an opportunity for exercise referral somewhere local to you. We need more of these specialist services.
So if you are able to change things for yourself and improve the quality of your life, then exercise.