Jan 01, 2009 COPD'ers KEEP YOUR MIND AND BODY HEALTHY FOR THE NEW YEAR
Posted Jan 07 2009 2:55pm
Now those really are tea cup pups, they aren' t my favorite breed, but all puppies are pretty cute. I would love to have another Silky terrier; I miss my last one so much. After several years now, I have even begun looking at puppies at the pet store, but none pulled my heart strings enough for the $ price tag.Exercise and a pet are a great combination for mind & body care.
Starting a New Year, my exercise today began -with what is to me the supreme challengewith COPD., climbing stairs. Oxygen tank on my back I set it on 12L and started to climb my home stairs for the usual goal of 30 minutes. I hoped that setting it high to begin with [rather than upping it as I became tired and sob], might give extra energy to step more lively, and do more steps. Wow, it worked. A new personal best on my pedometer of 2,183 steps in 30 minutes. That is a fabulous increase for me, of course I turned it down immediately upon stopping, that high a flow is not comfortable once you stop the climbing exertion. My resolution for the year is to continue my extreme amount of exercise because it seems to be working so well for my mind--fighting depression, and body--keeping it sound to do more exertion and resist infections and colds. firstname.lastname@example.org