While creating your COPD plan is important, the next step is figuring out how to make it part of your daily routine. Itís a lot easier to do something that has become a habit and almost second nature.
Your COPD plan is a great guide, but every now and then you may have to make a detour or reroute your plan based on how things are going. It is important to have a plan, and a set of directions to help you stick with it.4
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