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Conserving Energy When You Have COPD or Other Chronic Conditions

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Overview

Sometimes daily activities can be exhausting when you have COPD, heart failure, or another long-term (chronic) condition. You may feel at times as though you've lost your ability to live your life.

Conserving, or saving, your energy means finding ways to do daily activities with as little effort as possible. With some planning and a few tips, you can get tasks done more easily and enjoy your daily routine.

Planning daily activities

Here are some ways you can conserve your energy when doing daily tasks.

Getting around and doing activities

Here are some ways you can conserve your energy when moving through your day.

Reaching for and grabbing items

Here are some ways you can conserve your energy when you need to reach or grab something.

Bathing and dressing

Here are some ways you can conserve your energy when bathing and dressing.

Eating

Here are some ways you can conserve your energy when eating.

Having sex

Here are some ideas for making the most of your intimate time with your partner.


Credits for Conserving Energy When You Have COPD or Other Chronic Conditions

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine


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