•Exposure to extreme temperatures and heavy activities will further tax the respiratory system. It is better to avoid them in order to prevent respiratory distress or failure.
•Pacing activities and intermittent rest prevents fatigue, which will reduce respiratory effort.
•More frequent, smaller meals help to avoid a bloated stomach, which causes pressure on the diaphragm.
•Elevating the head of bed and frequent repositioning allow better lung expansion and air movement.