Videos to help you manage your PF during COVID-19

These three short videos may be just the boost you need to help you better manage your PF during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPFF is grateful to our sponsor Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. for supporting the creation of these resources for the PF Community in Canada.

Managing anxiety during COVID-19 (five minutes)

Are you feeling anxious about your health, or general anxiety because of COVID-19? You aren’t alone. Many people with pulmonary fibrosis and lung diseases are experiencing heightened anxiety and feelings of vulnerability because of the pandemic. Watch as Karen Beaton, registered nurse and certified respiratory educator, shares tips on how to cope with feelings of anxiety while keeping your lungs and overall health safe during the pandemic.

Karen Beaton RN, BSc, CRE
Respiratory Educator, Mississauga Lung Health Centre

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Eating well during COVID-19 (five minutes)

For Canadians with pulmonary fibrosis or other lung diseases, even walking into the grocery store might be a challenging task during COVID-19. But eating well-balanced, nutritious meals is just as important now as it ever was to stay healthy; join respiratory therapist Cheryl Smit as she discusses how you can protect your lung health while still maintaining good eating habits in the wake of COVID-19.

Cheryl Smit, RRT, CRE
Respiratory Therapist

Working out at home during COVID-19 (sixteen minutes)

Many Canadians living with pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases might be finding it difficult to maintain the regular exercise required to keep their lungs healthy due to recent social distancing measures. In this video, Meeran Manji, a registered nurse who specializes in care for people living with lung disease, walks through a series of light exercises that you can do from the safety of your home to maintain lung health during the pandemic.

Meeran Manji, RN
Nurse  co-ordinator, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic
Toronto Western Hospital, UHN

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