With lung disease, the body is no longer as efficient in meeting the body’s demand for oxygen.
When the body receives less oxygen, energy supplies become limited. This can cause fatigue, shortness of breath and possible anxiety or panic with everyday activities.
Also, the body can become less fit as you do less, making everyday tasks difficult to manage, also leading to fatigue and breathlessness.
By learning to conserve energy with everyday tasks, you will be able to perform many activities with less effort and less shortness of breath. Energy conservation can help maintain your independence.
Along with exercise, keeping active in normal daily activities is an important part of maintaining your fitness.