When you have COPD, it's important to conserve your energy reserves, so that you don't run out before day's end. Because your lungs don't work as efficiently or effectively as they should, your body and its cells often don't get enough oxygen. And without oxygen, energy runs out quickly.What's the best way to deal with COPD?
Be sure to take full, slow breaths in and out, avoiding panting. Practice pursed lip breathing to control your exhales. To do this, inhale through your nose and then pucker your lips as though blowing out a candle and breathe out slowly and under control. You don't have to just "give in" to COPD and give up being active because you lack energy.