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July 12, 2008 COPDer's- keep trying to be active, MOVE, work with what you have, IMPROVE

Posted Jul 12 2008 12:04pm

roxlyngcd@comcast.netEarly walk again, reversed our route of 3.1 miles taking 70 minutes. It felt easier today, and my husband felt better. His 2 types arthritis in knee (bone on bone) feels better. The more he does, the more he can do. That applies to COPD exercisers too. Since walking with him I cut back on my pace and duration, so I make it up with an evening workout of some sort - last night I lifted small weight with arms and legs weights. KEEP MOVING, IT IS one of the best things you can do.

Diseases & Conditions - Living Well.This discussion will include types of physical activity and their benefits, how to choose your goals, and how to monitor your progress.

  1. Why is physical activity important?
  2. What types of exercise���and how much���does my body need?
  3. Healthy or fit?
  4. Do I need to join a gym, buy exercise equipment, or work with a trainer to be physically fit?
  5. I am far from fit. Is it too late for me?
  6. What should I do before beginning an exercise program?
  7. I've just begun exercising. What rules of thumb should I keep in mind?
  8. Am I working hard enough?
  9. Related Links

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/living-well/2008/02/08/fitness-overv...

Get A Jump On Your COPD! Jumping Rope - A Novice���s Approachthis has to be a person not yet needing supplemental oxygenhttp://www.prop226.com/physical-therapy/get-a-jump-on-your-copd-jumping-rope-...

Oxygen and Air Travelby Joseph Lewarski, BS, RRT, FAARC.Portable oxygen concentrators have been cleared for use during flight by the FDA, and these lightweight, easily transportable devices have opened up new vistas for patients with lung disease.http://www.hmetoday.com/issues/articles/2008-07_07.asp

Home Oxygen���Show Us the Money by Rich Smith ...Further cuts threaten the home oxygen market, but advocate groups are gathering evidence to prove its value.>>>http://www.hmetoday.com/issues/articles/2008-06_07.asp

All About Oxygen,by Jeffrey S. Baird, JD.Knowing the rules governing oxygen ���caps, transfers, and more���is the key to taking care of your patients and weathering the perfect storm.http://www.hmetoday.com/issues/articles/2008-04_04.asp

Show Us the Evidence,by Vernon R. Pertelle, MBA, RRT, and Robert McCoy, BS, RRT, FAARCEvidence-based research on long-term oxygen therapy remains sparse, and we need better information to make more informed buying decisions.http://www.hmetoday.com/issues/articles/2008-05_06.asp

Respiratory Rules,by Lisa K. Smith, JD.Read on for the latest CMS rules governing portable oxygen and the 36-month cap.http://www.hmetoday.com/issues/articles/2008-03_07.asp

The TNF alpha gene relates to clinical phenotype in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency,Genetic variation may underlie phenotypic variation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in subjects with and without alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD).http://respiratory-research.com/content/9/1/52
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiencyis a genetic condition caused by a lack of the protective protein Alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT), which is normally produced by the liver. For the vast majority of us who have sufficient amounts of AAT, this little protein plays a vital role in maintaining normal lung function. But for those who have AAT deficiency, the story takes on an entirely different scenario.For a clear-cut explanation about AAT deficiency and how it can cause emphysema, read more.http://copd.about.com/od/emphysema/a/AAT.htm
New Respironics EVERGO 2, has been tremendously improved:http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-HdGpCfwjdL7iXldypdt0ZrU-?cq=1&bid=876&yy=
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