We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But for those with chronic diseases such as COPD, it can be difficult to achieve without being completely winded and out of breath.

So should you have an illness such as COPD and require supplemental oxygen here are a few things you should do before you start your exercise regiment:

1) Get the ideal portable or home oxygen concentrator. By having adequate oxygen support while on the move will help not only with your breathing but a lightweight concentrator will help you move more freely.

2) Don’t just jump into intensive physical activity. You need to take time to warm up not just your muscles but your lungs as well. That means slowly stretching and easing into it. In addition, when you’re done with your exercise, don’t just sit down. Instead, give yourself a chance to cool off and stretch more before you move onto your next activity.

3) Always talk to your physician before starting a new exercise regiment. They can help guide you on how much exercise you should tolerate and give you other pointers and tips on what you should and shouldn’t do.

Bridge To Care USA offers a variety of portable oxygen concentrators that are ideal to use when exercising. See the various and options and learn more about their various features by calling 800-801-3781 or visit BridgeToCareUSA.com.