Energy management is adapting your day-to-day activities to improve quality of life. It involves modifying how tasks are complete such as using alternate tools. Managing energy can also include altering the environment of the daily activities. Energy management is often used to manage strain on the heart, fatigue, shortness of breath and stress related pain. It requires implementing Planning, Prioritizing, Pacing and Positioning strategies into daily activities. As well, pursed-lip breathing is often encouraged during activity engagement and is used to improve the flow of air into your lungs. Often people will hold their breath when engaging in challenging activities. A focus on breathing can promote relaxation and support sustained engagement in activity.
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