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What song would you sing in the shower?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger

This week (Monday 17th June – Sunday 23rd June) is Breathe Easy Week. With research suggesting that lung disease affects 1 in 5 people in the UK, it’s more common than people often realise. 

But how can you take steps to increase your lung capacity?

An article said:

Breathing exercises, physical activity and vitamin D help your respiratory system. If that doesn’t work, you can indulge your inner musician.

The most common way to increase your lung capacity is by doing regular exercise, even if this is just a 20min walk or some gentle stretching every day. On the other hand, having a good sing can also be beneficial. If that’s not a good excuse to sing in the shower, then I’m not sure what is!

Stories from the British Lung Foundation

What would you like to do to improve your lung health? What would be your song of choice? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    Next time my other half complains about my awful singing I’m going to point him in the direction of this thread! 
    I love a good sing song 😁 I don’t actually sing anything in particular, I make up my own little songs that pop into my head. Much to the chagrin of my children 😂🤣
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Haha sounds good to me @Hart86
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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    This is great @Chloe_Scope!  I am a terrible singer, so much so that when I used to take Brownies, one of the girls told me that I was tone deaf - lol!  :smiley:  I don't mind singing in the shower now and again and don't care who hears me!  Anything cheesy does me, usually from the 80's, as you can't beat a bit of Wham or Culture Club!  :wink:  Oh and a bit of Kylie goes down great too - lol!  :smiley:
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    If i could sing in the shower it would be " Rain drops keep falling on my head " :)

    Having COPD I struggle with breathing and excess mucus which is difficult to move. Under the care of our community respiritory health team, I was recommended to try an acapella  device. This is a "flutter " device which rapidly interupts the breathing creating a pulse or flutter in the lungs and helps to mobilise. Used in conjunction with huffing technique  it does seem to be working.

    Being on home oxygen and nebulisers it can be hard to get out but the portable type of mesh nebuliser has made this a bit easier


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  • Kell430Kell430 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    As my daughter suffers with Cystic Fibrosis, she has to do acapella and huffing techniques to clear her lungs, when that doesn't do much we resort to chest physio which we 're-named  pats,  she can't do much in the way of exercise as she gets out of breath to much but yes she does sing  any where and any time it does help to keep her well xxx
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ails, you definitely have the good song vibes!!!

    Thank you for this @CockneyRebel. I imagine this can be very difficult but it's great you feel the treatment is working. 

    I'm glad singing is beneficial @Kell430! I hope she is doing okay :)
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If i sang in the shower my daughter would laugh and never stop. I don't have the greatest voice for singing and she lets me know this lol. Sometimes she'll ask me to sing something...... my reply to her "go away" or something like that :D haha
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Kell430 said:
    As my daughter suffers with Cystic Fibrosis, she has to do acapella and huffing techniques to clear her lungs, when that doesn't do much we resort to chest physio which we 're-named  pats,  she can't do much in the way of exercise as she gets out of breath to much but yes she does sing  any where and any time it does help to keep her well xxx
    Hi Kell430

    Which  acapella device does your  daughter use ? I am new to using a device but I do know that there are different types available so any recommendation would be gratefully received, either good or bad
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Kell430Kell430 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    @CockneyRebel as far as I know there is only the one type of acapella, however there are different devices to help with chest physio such as incentive  spirometer and pep mask,  also if you're bored of doing huffs play blow ⚽  

    @Chloe_Scope she had a two week stay in hospital not long ago and she's just celebrated her 20th birthday  so all good thanks xxx
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Happy belated 20th birthday to her then @Kell430 <3
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  • Kell430Kell430 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Thankyou @Chloe_Scope it was a very emotional time as it's a birthday we always thought she'd never have xxx
  • Elizaje1990Elizaje1990 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    hi everyone not posted here for a while (aka i joined last year and have only posted once!) the song I would sing is westlife's new one hello my love. hope everyone is ok  :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Great to see you here @Elizaje1990! A very good choice of song!!!
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,914 Scope community team
    Come and Get Your Love by Redbone.

    Playing this on a loop was about the only way to get my son to fall asleep for the first five months of his life. It's now a bit of a permanent earworm. I used to think it was an awesome tune, but I'd like to retract that statement at this point. 
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    We have a appointment with a lung specialist tomorrow. As my son’s lungs have not been checked for 2 years I think it’s time. 
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @April2018mom, I hope it goes well today :)
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  • Kell430Kell430 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    @April2018mom good Luck for today xxx
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,914 Scope community team
    Let us know how it goes, @April2018mom. All the best. :)
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    It went well. On the way back from the clinic I stopped to buy fish and chips as I didn’t want to cook dinner tonight. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm so glad it went well @April2018mom! Fish and chips sound like a lovely post- appointment tea! 
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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Chloe_Scope:smile:
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  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    I used to shrink fit my Levis my putting them on and getting in a bath of water and then walk around the streets till dry.

    Now, I'd wear them in the shower singing Jeans On by David Dundas - happy days
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  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited June 2019
    Oops, wrong topic - comment deleted :o
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