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What to do in a flu epidemic? Stay at home and watch TV

01.24.2015 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) include actions individuals can take to reduce disease spread, such as hand washing and minimizing contacts with sick people. These can play a key role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Infectious Diseases. Social distancing, staying indoors and ...

Make a plan to be active in cold weather!

01.24.2015 · Posted in COPD - Exercise

Fitness News from the National Institute on Aging at the NIH It can be hard to stay motivated to be active when winter hits. Don’t let falling temperatures derail your exercise routine! Try these tips to stay safe and active even when it’s cold outside: Exercise indoors if you have to. Check out the Go4Life exercises on ...

Existing exercise goals may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults

01.23.2015 · Posted in COPD - Exercise

Georgia Tech News Center Experts recommend intermediate physical activity goals, especially for older adults The recommendation that adults should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults. That’s one key recommendation from physical activity and health experts in the United States and Australia who published ...

Social Media and the Cost of Caring

01.15.2015 · Posted in COPD - Anxiety and Depression

For generations, commentators have worried about the impact of technology on people’s stress. Trains and industrial machinery were seen as noisy disruptors of pastoral village life that put people on edge. Telephones interrupted quiet times in homes. Watches and clocks added to the de-humanizing time pressures on factory workers to be productive. Radio and television ...

Apple Cider Vinegar and Health

01.14.2015 · Posted in copd nutrition

You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your pantry right now. It’s a tasty addition to homemade pickles, marinades, and salad dressing, but is it also good for you? As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts. Many of its supposed benefits are unproven, but ...

Walking Pneumonia

“Walking pneumonia” sounds like it could be a character in a sci-fi horror flick. Although this form of infectious pneumonia can make you miserable, it’s actually the least scary kind of pneumonia. That’s because it’s a mild pneumonia and does not generally require hospitalization. You could have walking pneumonia and not even know it. Here ...