In this episode, Aleks discusses leisure activities for individuals coping with a chronic lung disease. She reviews common chronic lung diseases and their risk factors. Aleks dives into the benefits of leisure activities, different types of activities, and when an individual should not engage in physical activity. Lastly, she provides tips for engaging in leisure activity and additional health promotion resources. Sit back, relax, & enjoy!
Health Promotion Resources:
The Canadian Lung Association: www.lung.ca
The American Lung Association: www.lung.org
Aleksandra Pavlovic has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 13 years, and has worked with both the adult and neonatal patient populations. She holds a Bachelors of Science and a Bachelors of Arts degree in addition to her Advanced Diploma in Respiratory Therapy. Aleksandra is a strong believer in patient empowerment and education to help them rehabilitate and resume their normal lives.
She has also been fortunate to volunteer her time with Ontario’s Lung Health Foundation and has learned that building awareness and providing a variety of resources will help individuals suffering from respiratory illnesses find valuable information that will lead them to a healthier lifestyle and be their best advocates.