The most common forms are emphysema and chronic bronchitis

grandkids can keep COPD sufferers active

(Reuters Health) Walking a dog and spending time with grandchildren keep people with impaired lung function Canada Goose Outlet more active than their peers who don have these outlets, canada goose researchers say.

Grandmothers chat as they take care of their grandchildren on a street in Xiangfan, Hubei province July 11, 2008. Judith Garcia Aymerich of the Barcelona Institute of Global 2018 canada goose outlet Health in Spain.

The effect canada goose coats on sale of physical activity is consistent… regardless of subjects characteristics, geography, and methods to measure activity, she said by email.

COPD are lung diseases that make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or Canada Goose sale coughing. The most common forms are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They most Canada Goose Parka often occur in smokers and former smokers. About 30 million Americans currently have buy canada goose jacket COPD, according to the COPD Foundation.

Garcia Aymerich and her colleagues analyzed data on 410 COPD patients living in Barcelona and four other seaside cities in the Spanish province of Catalonia. Participants answered questions about their daily activities, marital and working status, health conditions canada goose clearance and how canada goose store their health affects their quality of life.

Researchers also used participants addresses to determine if they lived within a 15 minute walk canada goose outlet toronto factory of green spaces like parks, or blue spaces like the ocean, lakes or rivers.

For one week, participants wore activity trackers that allowed researchers to tally their physical activity and its intensity.

About 85 percent of the participants were men, 69 years old on average. Nine Canada Goose Coats On Sale percent had mild COPD, 53 percent had moderate disease, 31 canada goose coats percent had severe COPD and 7 percent had very severe Canada Goose Online COPD.

About canada goose deals 12 percent of participants reported Canada Goose Jackets walking their dog and about 38 percent said they cared for their grandchildren. Half of them lived near green or blue spaces.

The week of activity tracking showed that participants spent an average of three hours each day being active, about half of that moderately intense.

Participants who walked their dogs were active about 18 minutes more each day than those who didn walk a dog. And people who took care of their grandkids were active an average of 9 minutes more each day than those who didn

Nearness to green or blue space did not seem to influence activity levels.

the dog and playing with grandchildren relates to better health, specifically higher levels of physical activity, even in subjects with moderate severe respiratory disease, Garcia Aymerich said.

challenge about observational studies such as this is that we don my website know canada goose outlet store locations if people with COPD who chose to have (and walk) dogs canadian goose jacket or be cheap Canada Goose involved in grandparenting are different in difficult to measure canada goose clearance sale ways from those that don do these things, said Dr. William Ehlenbach, a pulmonologist with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison who wasn involved in the study.

Patients with COPD who are not physically active are much more likely to develop progressive activity limitation than those with similar severity of disease who are active, he added.

weakness can become a significant problem in patients with COPD and contributes to disability in these patients. With COPD, the adage it or lose it really seems to be true, Ehlenbach told Reuters Health by email.

He found it interesting that proximity to green space was not associated with increased physical activity and Canada Goose online added canada goose black friday sale that it hard to translate these findings into specific recommendations since canada goose replica some people don have grandkids or like dogs.

general, I try to encourage my patients not to let fear or anxiety associated with buy canada goose jacket cheap shortness of breath prevent them from being active. I also encourage going for walks outdoors (weather permitting) or walk in a store or shopping center; even short walks at a slow pace are beneficial, he said.