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Best Father’s Day Gifts for COPD
Father’s Day is this weekend; have you bought dad a gift yet? If he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can be difficult to find the perfect gift. There are great items out there that make dad’s day-to-day life easier. Here we breakdown the best Father’s Day gifts for COPD that are sure to score you some brownie points:
For the coffee lover: Keep Calm & Fight On coffee mug
With this coffee mug, get a gift for dad and raise awareness against COPD at the same time. The message on the cup reads “Keep Calm & Fight On” and can be a daily reminder for dad that you support him.
For the jock: Exercise Equipment
Exercise is important in maintaining lung function, so encourage dad to workout with some new equipment. Walking is a great place to start, and if dad hasn’t been active for a while, please make sure that he checks with his physician before starting an exercise program. Here are some great gift ideas to help dad stay active:
- Exercise bike: A stationary bike is a great way to get cardio in without being too strenuous.
- Light weights: Arm curls or raises can help dad keep up with daily tasks like grabbing a gallon of milk from the fridge.
For the stylish dude: Velcro sneakers
Many COPD sufferers have a difficult time bending over to tie their shoes. Make the day to day easier on dad with Velcro shoes that are easy to put on and take off.
For the bookworm: COPD books
Books on the topic can help both of you understand the disorder better, which might help dad find more effective treatment options. Some noteworthy titles include: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Living with COPD: From a COPDer’s Perspective, COPD for Dummies and Positive Options for Living with COPD: Self-Help and Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
For the foodie: meal delivery
Many of those who suffer from COPD have a difficult time cooking. Make sure that dad eats healthy meals through a delivery service like Meals on Wheels. Organizations like Meals on Wheels deliver healthy, hot meals directly to dad’s doorstep.
For all dads: quality time
Getting out of the house is more difficult when you’re short of breath, so dad might not be able to get out and about as much as he’d like to. The best gift that you can give him is your time. Whether that be taking dad to a baseball game, going for walks together or even just swinging by to check in, make sure that you’re spending quality time with dad this Father’s Day.
At the Lung Institute, we know how important dads are in our lives. Don’t forget to let dad know how important he is this Father’s Day!
If dad or another loved one is suffering from chronic lung disease like COPD, the Lung Institute might be able to help. Give the gift of a better quality of life through cellular therapy at the Lung Institute. Contact one of our Patient Coordinators today by calling (800) 729-3065 for a free consultation.